Dolores McCarthy (nee Taboga), age 90, of Flourtown, PA passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017 of respiratory and heart failure. Dolores was born and raised in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, for which she had a life-long affinity. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Elisabeth Taboga. Dolores and her husband Philip (Bud) moved to Flourtown in 1956, where she resided until her death.
Trained as a medical technician, she was employed in the clinical laboratory of Chestnut Hill Hospital for 40 years, until her retirement in 2001 at the age of 75. Upon retirement, she volunteered at Chestnut Hill Hospital and Springfield Residence in Wyndmoor, PA until 2010. Through the years, Dolores enjoyed hosting and entertaining family and friends, sewing, gardening, attending the theater and concerts, traveling widely in the United States, Caribbean, and Europe, the companionship of her dog Ming and cat Baby, and being a long-time member of the Red Hat Society.
She was predeceased by her husband Philip J. McCarthy Jr. in 1988 and her brother Diogenes (Dodge) Taboga in 2005. Dolores is survived by her beloved children Philip J. McCarthy III (Linda), Lois McCarthy, and Lisa McCarthy Anderson (Eric) and grandchildren: Christopher, Daniel, and Annelise Anderson, and Keren and Philip J. (Jamie) IV McCarthy. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, a niece, 3 nephews, and several close cousins. A funeral service for Dolores was held on March 24, 2017 at Saint Genevieve Church in Flourtown, PA.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association at Lung.org, American Heart Association at Heart.org, or Saint Genevieve Church/School, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. Condolences may be posted at www.kirkandniceinc.com.