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Sterling "Buddy" McCarthy

October 21, 1947 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 73)

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Sterling “Buddy” McCarthy, 73, of Beaufort, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

Buddy was born on October 21, 1947. He graduated from East Carteret High School in 1966 and retired after a long career in the insurance field. After retirement, he spent the rest of his days doing the things he loved: boating, cooking, listening to beach music, “chilling” in his man cave, and spending time with his beloved family. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Bridgeway Church in Beaufort. The family will receive friends following the service. Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing will be required and the service will be live-streamed on the Noe Funeral Service Facebook page using this link: https://fb.me/e/18qUjJbmv

Buddy is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gayla McCarthy of Beaufort; son, Paul McCarthy and wife, Sharon, of Morehead City; grandson, Fisher McCarthy of Morehead City; brother, Charles McCarthy and wife, Brenda, of Morehead City; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Hazel and Bob Allison; and his father, Charles McCarthy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Buddy's name may be made to the American Heart Association  PO Box 744806 Atlanta, GA 30374-4806

Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net

Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.



Memorial Service
February 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Bridgeway Church (Beaufort)

Please note
The family will receive friends following the service.
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