November 11, 1927 – September 17, 2021
On Friday, November 11, 1927, Maida Maria Margaret McCarty was born in West Roxbury in the beautiful colonial home where she married her beloved Joseph Jacksina and raised her two devoted daughters. For sixty years, and since anyone can remember, she was an integral part of the town’s successful and progressive Business Community; winning acclaim and awards for her work in Real Estate and for her contributions to West Roxbury Main Streets, the close-knit Business and Professional Association that continually attracts the New England Press Corps’ spotlight. She volunteered countless hours with Saint Theresa of Avila’s CYO Band, lead her Brownie Troop to winning their own shelf of awards and served as the fourth President of the Parish’s Women’s Auxiliary Organization, The Theresians, from 1958 to 1959. Her indefatigable civic involvement served to secure the triumphant elections of three Mayors, five State Senators and three United States Senators. In 1991, she was honored by Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor William Weld, as the Massachusetts Real Estate Broker of the Year. She religiously believed in the momentous significance of the Family and the magnanimous generosity of America’s neighborhood communities. She was, for four years, a proud resident of West Roxbury’s nationally heralded Deutsches Altenheim, where she was surrounded by an Olympian Staff of celestial Aids and a masterly accomplished Medical Team. Maida is survived by her two daughters Judith Jacksina and Sandra Jacksina, her niece Sheila Woolley, her great-nephews Parker Woolley, Kevin McCarty and Sean McCarty, her grand-niece Kathleen McCarty and her godchild, Maureen Sherry-Bianco.
Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday September 21 at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10:00 am. Relative and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday September 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com
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