Paul C. McCartin
of Ashville, NC, formerly of Lowell; 89
ASHVILLE, NC -- Paul C. McCartin, formerly of Lowell, MA, completed his earthly journey on Sunday, May 3, 2014 at the age of 89 years.
Along with his loving wife, B.J., of Ashville, NC, he is remembered by his brothers Dr. Lawrence McCartin of Lowell and Norbert McCartin of Dracut; his sisters-in-law, Frances, Gloria, Jeanne and Mary Ann; and his many nieces and nephews throughout the Greater Lowell area and beyond.
Son of the late Frank P. and Margaret (Walsh) McCartin, Paul attended Immaculate Conception School and Keith Academy. Upon graduation from high school, he went on to serve the Lord for the next 33 years, after being ordained as an Oblate of Mary Immaculate in 1951.
Paul's continued journey with God brought him into the field of substance abuse counseling. Upon completion of his credentials, Paul worked for The Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, run by the State of North Carolina. Paul also had a small, private practice assisting and supporting the Friends of Bill. Paul's skills and knowledge in the areas of addiction and recovery were shared with great hope, honesty and gratitude.
In retirement, Paul spent much of his time sharing his musical talents with nursing home patients in the Ashville area, lifting their spirits through love, laughter and song. Whether you were spending time with him in the church or in the community, one thing was for sure, you always felt better after being with Paul and you always walked away with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
Paul was predeceased by seven of his ten brothers: Rev. Francis, James, William, Rev. Joseph, Robert, John and Philip, along with his three sisters, Mary, Anne (Loughran) and Margaret (Teague.)
McCARTIN -- A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael's Church in Lowell at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 9, 2014.