Michael P. McCarthy

November 3, 1968 - September 5, 2018

Michael P. McCarthy


Poplar Grove, IL

Michael P. McCarthy, 49, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, passed away suddenly at his home in Poplar Grove on September 5, 2018. Born November 3, 1968, the son of Donn and Linda (Liesenfelder) McCarthy. Michael was a graduate of Harlem High School in Machesney Park. He was in the Army National Guard and later worked at Chrysler for many years, where he was a member of UAW, local 1268, for 25 years. Michael was a fan of the Packers as well as the Cubs and loved to ride Harleys.

Michael is loved and will be dearly missed by his son, Connor McCarthy; step-daughter, Brittany; father, Donn (Mary-Kay) McCarthy; twin brother, Brendan (Nancy) McCarthy; brother, Brian (Stacey) McCarthy; sister, Carolyn (Michael) McCarthy-Reckard; 3 granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Phil, Fran, Dawn, Matt, and Mike.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda, and his brother, Sean Thomas McCarthy.

A memorial gathering will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. Memorials can be given for a college fund under Connor’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

Service Schedule

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.

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I love you so much my friend. I will never understand why you were taken so early. I will always miss painting with you. You were a great man.

Susan Gray 2018-11-22T00:09:54

No words could ever touch the pain but I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for healing and peace for your family. Keep your faith strong.

Katelyn Gurley 2018-09-17T10:41:06

I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family.

Erica Harland 2018-09-17T10:14:53

My heart goes out for the McCarthy family…. from his uaw family. May GOD give the family HIS comforting spirit, and the peace only GOD can give. In Jesus name…. amen

Stacy Dahle 2018-09-11T17:52:56

You have my deepest sympathy goes out to Michael’s family. He long time friend and class mate that will be sorely missed…R.I.P. Michael 💞

Connie Brinker 2018-09-11T15:29:56
Connie Brinker 2018-09-11T14:48:05

We will miss you Mike. Thoughts and prayers with the family. God Bless you Connor.

Denise Cook 2018-09-11T13:13:55

You are in my prayers, sorry for your lost.

Mary Spence 2018-09-11T11:51:28

So very sorry for your loss.

JoAnn Peterson 2018-09-11T08:12:04

Mike, I know you weren’t perfect but I was one of your biggest fans. One reason was because of your unwavering devotion to the slackers, another was because our birthdays were next to each other, and another was because you made me laugh when you called me hail hummel, and finally because you were always up for shenanigans when it came to pushing back on management when you repped our area. You will be missed so much and remembered fondly, kid. RIP, Mikey Mike, unofficial coach of the Packers and a guy with a big heart.

Gail Hummel 2018-09-10T21:17:19


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