Delores "Dee" McCarthy, nee Wendt, was born July 18, 1933 to Charles and Dorothy (nee Gilly) Wendt and passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 18, 2020 at Pepper Family Hospice in Barrington. Dee lived in Barrington for more than 80 years, until she could no longer live alone and then moved to Eastgate Manor in Algonquin and Crystal Pines in Crystal Lake. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Barrington and took pride in her many years of volunteer work with the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary and the Catchpenny resale shop.
Dee was a 1951 graduate of Barrington High School and a long-time employee of Osco Drug in Barrington. She was a dedicated mom, who volunteered whenever possible for her children’s classrooms at Hough Street School, and supported them from the sidelines for many years of little league, basketball, and softball. Dee loved bowling, which was how she met her husband, Jim, and was a lifetime member of the Fox Valley Women’s Bowling Association, where she held many positions, including Secretary and President. She was very involved in the leagues and was inducted into the Illinois Women’s Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 1990, which was an honor she was proud of.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James McCarthy; brothers, Carl (Lee) Wendt and Burton (Grace) Wendt. Dee is survived by her brother, Donald (Theresa) Wendt; her children, Charles (Tracy) McCarthy, Mark (Karen) McCarthy, and Jessica (Mark) Kuiper; her granddaughter, Megan Kuiper; and her step-grandchildren, Marcus and Terrance Kuiper, Kristine (Brian) Easley, Jessica (Kyle) Frazier, Daniel Walsh, and Jessica Kinder.
She will forever be missed in our hearts. She will be laid to rest for eternity at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, from 4-8pm at Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Barrington. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 401 E. Main St., Barrington, IL 60010.
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