Velna J. (McCarthy) Marsden, a 55 year resident of Medford and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at her daughter's home in Bridgewater. She was 76 years of age.
Velna was born in Boston on June 19, 1945, a daughter of the late Charles McCarthy and Mabel (Rand) McCarthy. She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1963. Velna worked as a bookkeeper for a Software Company in Charlestown for several years. She loved music and above all else she cherished all the special moments she shared with her beloved husband, he 3 children and especially her 5 grandchildren who she adored more than anything else in her life.
Velna is the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. "Jay" Marsden. She is the devoted mother of Joseph P. "Jay" Marsden Jr. and his wife Kim, Sharon O'Connor and her husband David and Lisa Marsden and her partner Paula Roderick. She is the loving Nana to Patrick O'Connor Shane O'Connor Jillian O'Connor, Riley Marsden and Kendall Marsden. She is the beloved sister of Margaret O'Callahan, Elaine Dykens, Michael McCarthy and the late Marilyn Young, Jean Bossi, Robert McCarthy, Charles McCarthy, Patricia Hendricksen and Helen Orpen. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Velna's Funeral on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9 A.M. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown at 10 A.M. Her burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Her visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 4 to 8 P.M. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Velna's name to World Hunger Year, 505 8th Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, New York 10018.