In the Display Case August 2014: Wooden masks and characters by George McCarthy

George D. McCarthy, Jr. is a vibrant and active 89 year old resident of the Summer Place community in Chelmsford, MA.  He was born in Fall River, graduated from Somerville High School, and spent most of his adult life residing in Tewksbury.  George served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the destroyer escort USS Hilbert (DE742).  He worked for the Boston & Maine (B&M) Railroad for 40 years while he and his late wife Anne raised their 7 children (5 daughters and 2 sons).  George has 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  He is an avid reader with his own extensive book collection and enjoys watching movies.  George is a man of many interests and talents ranging from woodwork, painting, sketching, building models, and creative writing including short stories to accompany his assortment of little wooden characters.  Each character is painstakingly crafted, painted, and adorned with tiny embellishments to the utmost fine detail.  These have been enjoyed by family and friends for decades.  Mr. McCarthy created wooden dollhouses for his grandkids, neighbor’s children, and also donated them to local schools in the past.