Shirley M. McCarthy of Oak Bluffs died at the age of 81 on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Mass General Hospital. She was the wife of Frederick J. McCarthy who predeceased her in July of 2002. Her graveside service will be held in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne Friday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made in her memory to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, 111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Please visit for online guest book and information.