Daniel J. McCarthy, O.S.A.

1909 – 1976 (November 11)

Daniel Joseph McCarthy, son of John McCarthy and Margaret Hart, was born in Andover, MA, on October 25, 1909, and was baptized there in the Church of Saint Augustine. He received his early education in Andover and entered the novitiate on the feast of the Assumption, August 15, 1926. Upon reception of simple vows on August 16, 1927, he began his college studies at Villanova and received his A.M. degree in June, 1931. He did theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, DC and was ordained to the priesthood on June 12, 1934, in Washington by Bishop John McNamara.

Eight months after his ordination, because he evidenced some psychiatric difficulty, Father McCarthy was admitted into Mount Hope, later known as The Seton Psychiatric Center, in Baltimore, MD. He was to remain there for 38 years. When The Seton Institute closed out its in-patient facility for psychiatric patients, Father Dan was transferred to Rosemont Manor, Rosemont, PA. He lived here for three and a half years until, on July 19, 1976, he was transferred to the Villa of Divine Providence, Lansdale, PA.

Father McCarthy died suddenly at the Villa on November 11, 1976. His Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Mary’s Hall Chapel, Villanova, after which he was buried in the Saint Mary’s community cemetery. Later his body was removed to Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken.