Guest Book for John L. McCarthy Jr.

Provided by Witty's Funeral Home

Posted by: Ryan Travis
Mon February 02, 2009
John was one on my very best friends, we met in High School and were friends straight on through to adulthood.
John and I shared many great times together, he had a brilliant mind, a terrific sense of humor, and an eclectic range of musical and literary tastes.
I really loved the guy and I'll miss him always.
 

 
Posted by: Scott Turner
Mon February 02, 2009
John will be missed by a great many. My heart goes out to the McCarthy family... I am so sorry for your loss.
 

 
Posted by: John
Mon February 02, 2009
I still can't belive he his gone from this earth. I still think he is out there somewhere checking his myspace page. He was my oldest friend and shared many good times. My prayers go out to his family and friends everywhere.
 

 
Posted by: Justin Norton
Mon February 02, 2009
My sincere condolences to the McCarthy family. John was a great guy and a unique talent and will be sorely missed.
 

 
Posted by: Lisa Neville
Mon February 02, 2009
John lived passionately, sometimes to wild extremes. His strong opinions made an impression wherever he went. He opened my eyes to so many authors and artists and experiences. He had great musical integrity, never sold out. A few years ago he told me he never could have imagined how much it was possible to love someone until he had a son. He had found real happiness in fatherhood. I am crushed by the loss of my friend of 25 years. I truly loved him, and always will. My deepest sympathies to the family and all who knew him.
 

 
Posted by: 1SG Richard J. Fryar
Tue February 03, 2009
I am sorry for your loss. I went to school with John at ST Patricks. He will be missed.
 

 
Posted by: Josie Jenks
Tue February 03, 2009
My condolences to Johns family, you are in my thoughts.
 

 
Posted by: Alex Bijazic
Tue February 03, 2009
Sincere condolences to the McCarthy family and all Johns friends, I knew John for a very short time and am terribly shocked by his departure.I am sure he is watching us from heaven now.Rest in peace, my friend.
 

 
Posted by: PEGGY MCCARTHY
Tue February 03, 2009
BEING JOHNS AUNT, I HAVE KNOWN HIM ALL OF HIS LIFE. I REMEMBER THE DAY HE WAS BORN,I COULD'NT WAIT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL TO SEE HIM.WHEN I THINK OF HIM AS A CHILD I CAN ONLY THINK OF THE SONG "CLOSE TO YOU" BY THE CARPENTERS. WHY DO BIRDS SUDDENLY APPEAR EVERYTIME YOU ARE NEAR JUST LIKE ME THEY LONG TO BE CLOSE TO YOU.WHY DO STARS FALL DOWN FROM THE SKY EVERYTIME YOU WALK BY JUST LIKE ME THEY LONG TO BE CLOSE TO YOU.ON THE DAY THAT YOU WERE BORN THE ANGELS GOT TOGETHER AND DECIDED TO CREATE A DREAM COME TRUE SO THEY SPRINKLED MOONDUST IN YOUR HAIR OF GOLD AND STARLIGHT IN YOUR EYES OF BLUE.JOHN HAD BLOND HAIR AND BLUE EYES WHEN HE WAS A CHILD. I ALWAYS LOVED JOHN AND I ALWAYS WILL. AUNTIE PEGGY
 

 
Posted by: seth putnam
Tue February 03, 2009
John and I were best friends on and off for 25 years. He is the first real friend of mine that has died and it's really hard to deal with. A week before he died I emailed him to see if he wanted to hang out, unfortunately we didn't get to. John and I had shared some of the most memorable moments of our lives together. It would be impossible to forget them and I will always keep him in my thoughts and my heart. Bye Johnny, Love, Seth
 

 
Posted by: sandra blackburn
Thu February 05, 2009
Diane
I am so sorry for you'r loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

love you
Sandra
 

 
Posted by: Kara Hutchison
Thu February 05, 2009
I'm thankful that I got to know John. He was a very interesting person. I admired his honesty, creativity, and sense of humor. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to John's friends and family.
 

 
Posted by: Bonnie
Fri February 06, 2009
I only met John a couple times. He was my sons Dean Pesaturo best friend, and through him and meeting him, I felt like I knew him. His ways were caring, kind, and respectful.The first time I heard him sing, he made an impression on me, I sensed his talent,intellect, and creativity.I send my sincere condolences to his family, and may you always remember the love and joy he brought to your lives, and I know his memory will live on.
 

 
Posted by: Amanda V.
Fri February 06, 2009
My prayers are with the McCarthy family. I am thankful to have known John, who I will always consider to be one of the most interesting and intelligent people I have known in my lifetime.
 

 
Posted by: Emily B.
Fri February 06, 2009
a real character, a talented musician. my condolences to all of the Robinson family. He will be missed.
 

 
Posted by: Christian Bruno
Wed February 11, 2009
Meeting John was such a revelation for me. When you are 14, and passionate about heavy music and about reading, the two can seem mutually exclusive. But John was so smart, so sensitive, with a wild sense of the absurd, I learned how necessary it is to be yourself. And no matter how divergent, everything that inspires you can be the raw material of your art.
Thank you, John.
You were, indeed, another in a long line of brooding, brown-haired poets.
 

 
Posted by: John Benedict
Fri February 13, 2009
I met John through About Music in Greenfield MA where I've worked for 17 years. We'd talk as much as possible about favorite bands, songs, album covers, etc. while I was working. Sometimes he'd bring his son or mom in to meet and show off the store which he loved. I remembered when his old band might get back to doing things again. He asked me if I thought he could still do it, get up and sing again. I said yeah, He could still do it - You don't stop what you like to do. We lost contact after he stopped coming to Greenfield but I followed him through his MySpace page. I wished I got to hang out more with John then just at the store. We were going to go to New Hampshire at one point to meet a member of an obscure band from a long time ago. That would have been a fun trip. I will miss him. My sympathy to all those who loved him. I certainly did. --- John
 

 
Posted by: Leslie
Sat February 14, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked and saddened to learn of John's death. A fan letter in 1987 led to us developing an intimate friendship, initially based solely on handwritten correspondence. Writing with John was like keeping a journal only better. Better because he could relate, he offered perspective; he helped turn all that teen angst into something more noble, more romantic, or at least more amusing. Gradually we began talking on the phone, too. It was wonderful--except when the bills came! No calling plans or skype back then. One time I visited Boston to see John. Of all the days to arrive at the bus station downtown it was March 17th. He found me. No text messaging required. Sadly, it became more and more difficult to stay connected what with college and travel and everything, and our paths diverged. I never forgot him. Several years ago I donated my old metal T-shirts to a friend. She turned some of them into tote bags. One I kept. The elegant embroidered yellow silk with the black brocade invariably draws oohs and ahhs. Then I flip it over and they see the cover of John's album. I think he would approve. Rest in peace, John. You will always be remembered and loved by those who knew the real you.
 

 
Posted by: Kathy Fanciullo
Sat February 12, 2011
Diane,
I can not believe the horror and saddness that I know you are going through with the loss of your beautiful son Johnnie. Joe and I just found out on the internet today that Johnnie passed away and we are so
devastated. I have so many fond memories of Johnnie, Diane, Joey and Josh/Angelina. They are days that can never be replaced or forgotton because they were the best times of our lives. I am so sad for you , my old friend and I wish I knew how to contact you. I hope you and your family get this message and know we love you and want the best for all of you. All Of Our Love, Kathy Joe, Diane and Joey Fanciullo