Sue Ann McCarthy, 75, of Lambertville, MI, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Ebeid Hospice Residence.
Wife, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, traveler, athlete, adventurer. Those are just some of the words used to describe our dear Sue Ann.
Sue Ann passed away just days after celebrating her 51st wedding anniversary with her dear husband, Richard (Dick) McCarthy. Sue Ann and Dick were inseparable until the day she was called home to be with our lord.
An alumni of Toledo University, class of 1969, she spent her professional career as a cherished teacher for 32 years at Manor Elementary in Monroe, Mi. She taught 2nd-5th grade, as well as split-grade classes. She still had former students with whom she kept in contact, and she was gifted in inspiring new generations of rising teachers, including some in her own family.
When she wasn’t educating future generations, she enjoyed a multitude of hobbies, and was always kept busy and happily entertained. She was an avid fan of sports car racing, and was always by her husband’s side, cheering him on or helping to clean the race car.
Sue Ann loved sailing, both for leisure, and competitively. She was so good at it, that people would call on her to drive their boats in races. She enjoyed several sailing trips to the Caribbean with her friends, and she enjoyed sailing to the Windward Islands, Leland Islands, and British and American Virgin Islands.
In her younger days, she and three of her fellow teachers went on a European vacation together. She visited Paris, Switzerland, and London. She loved it, but wrote in her travel diary of how much she missed her husband and couldn’t wait to return to the states to see him.
Sue Ann enjoyed playing golf for over 20 years. She and Dick, and three other couples would go every Sunday to play. They took many golfing trips to Northern Michigan and the Dominican Republic. She even achieved the highly coveted hole-in-one.
In her later years, Sue Ann loved spending time at her RV on Put-in-Bay. She and Dick made so many good friends there and made many treasured memories. When Dick was performing with his ukulele, she would conduct his sound checks for him and attended every show. She got to know many of the island’s entertainers and loved celebrating the end of the season with a big chili party.
A lover of music, her all-time favorite was the rock-n-roll of the 1950’s. She loved it all. She’d dance the jitterbug, and to see her move was to be entranced. She was as light as a feather and absolutely captivating.
Sue Ann was truly one in a million. No one ever heard anyone say a single bad word about her, and she never spoke ill
of others. She treated everyone she met with kindness, respect, and dignity.
Sue Ann is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 51 years. Her sister Karen (Bill) Contos, and several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews
“To my wife in heaven: I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you. And then I realized…you spent the rest of your life with me. I smile because I know you loved me till the day you went away. And will keep loving me…till the day we’re together again. From your love”.
Family and friends may gather at the Reeb Funeral Home on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 3 PM util the service begins at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Victory Center or Ebeid Hospice Residence.