Weather Forecast


Shirley J. McCarthy

CROSSLAKE — Shirley Jeanne McCarthy (Flinn), of Crosslake, Minn., passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at age 83. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank who passed in 1988; her parents, Glenn and Clara (Overby) Flinn, Faribault, Minn.; sister, Marion Roberts, Faribault; and brother Gordon Flinn, Austin, Texas. Surviving are her children John (Linda) Louden, Tenn., Pat (Sue) Plymouth, Minn,, Kelly (Barb) Tempe, Ariz., Mike (Nikki), Crosslake, Minn.; grandchildren, Michael, Capt. USAF, Fort Walton, Fla., and Kasey, Plymouth, Minn.

Shirley, known as Flip at Faribault High, worked as a dental assistant and volunteered at a local hospital. She married Frank McCarthy in 1948. They traveled the country visiting all the states except Alaska. Although they resided in Sleepy Eye, Minnetonka, Cloquet, Virginia, and Duluth; the “lake” was always home. They shared a love of golf, tennis, bowling, and scotch. Yes, scotch, blended malt.

Shirley liked to have fun and her passion was playing cards. Most who knew her shared a hand of Blackjack, Bridge, Euchre, Gin, 500, Cribbage, or Poker and more than likely lost a little cash to her coffer. She accumulated numerous masterpoints in bridge. Mom always liked to say: “I did my damndest.” You did Mom, and you did it well!

We love and miss you.

Memorial gathering at Brenny Funeral Home in Crosslake, Minn., June 16, 2-4 p.m. Private family graveside ceremony following memorial. Please contact North Country Floral at (218) 825-0522.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

(800) 824-5051