Carol Sue McCarthy

July 3, 1938August 13, 2022
Obituary of Carol Sue McCarthy
Carol Sue McCarthy, 84, of Stuart, FL passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022 with family by her side, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Carol was born July 3, 1938 to Mary Fain Barding and Ralph C. Barding. She graduated from Decatur High School in Decatur, IL. Carol married Jerry Brilley in 1956 and they had three daughters. Carol loved being a mother and took immense joy in creating a wonderful life for her family. While living in Decatur, IL she was a co-owner with Jerry of the Owen Press Printers/Mr. Rush Copy & Print. Carol was a devoted member of the Jr. Welfare and the West Minster Presbyterian Church. She then opened her own business of the Bloomin’ End Gift Shop. She was also the manager of Park City manufactured housing community. In 1991, Carol was given a second chance on life becoming a liver transplant recipient. She made sure to live life to its fullest! Anyone who has met her can agree! She then moved to Florida in 1993 where she spent the rest of her life. She took great pride in managing her Manufactured Housing community, Pinelake Village, in Jensen Beach, FL. When not in the office, she could be found soaking up time with her family, traveling the world, or going to parties with friends. Carol married Jack McCarthy in 2001, spending 18 years together. She was the matriarch of her family and was blessed to live a life surrounded by the love of them all. Carol was also very involved in many facets of her community and her churches, First Presbyterian of Stuart and Palm City Presbyterian. She touched the lives of so many with her warm heart and generous spirit. And to the very end, her resilient character and devotion to family shined through. Mom, Grandma and Gigi will forever be in our hearts. Carol is survived by her brother, Jerry Barding (Dorothy) of Delray Beach, FL; daughters, Vicki Brilley Livasy (Mark) of Decatur, IL and Chris Brilley Daly Burkard (Jonathan) of Stuart, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Livasy (Amanda) of Chattanooga, TN, Matt Livasy of Chesterfield, MO, Nicole Daly Stark (Taylor) of Jensen Beach, FL, Erin Livasy Dalton (Jake) of White Heath, IL, Nicholas Daly of Jensen Beach, FL, Brienne Thulin of Jensen Beach, FL, Sydney Thulin Chandler(AJ) of Jensen Beach, FL; great grandchildren, Ava and Kamden Stark of Jensen Beach, Charlie and Payton Livasy of Chesterfield, IL, Remi Livasy of Chattanooga, TN, Lainey Chandler of Jensen Beach, FL. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mary Barding; her first husband, Jerry Brilley; youngest daughter, Robyn Kay Thulin. A Celebration of Life will be held at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, FL on Saturday, September 3, 2022 for family and friends.

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Saturday, September 03, 2022

Celebration of Life