Peter McCarthy

November 26, 1964 - June 14, 2018


Peter Lunsford McCarthy, 53, affectionately known as “Rabbit,” won his battle against cancer on June 14, 2018 in Chula Vista, CA.He was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, LA. He was the son of George McCarthy and the late Maudrey Lee Handy McCarthy. Peter attended Washington High School. He worked as a Master Detailer and a Pipefitter. During his time in the auto detailing and construction industries, he left a lasting impression on a plethora of people with his quick wit and big heart.


Peter enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a hard worker and instilled this value in his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and sisters. His passion for fast cars, horses, and cooking kept him always on the go. Peter’s wealth of knowledge on various topics made him the “go to” person for so many…and he relished in the fact that he was the “most” educated on these topics.


Peter is survived by his father, George McCarthy; children, Peter Daigle-McCarthy and Patrick McCarthy, grandchildren, Peyton Pete, Jordan Pete, Daylon Pete, Brynn McCarthy, and Graislyn Pete; sisters, Menelika Basele, Janise (Robert) Lewis, Catherine McCarthy, Shonna Monique (Arnold Lyle) Lewis, and Marlise (Keith) Cezair; dog, Killer; and granddogs, Terrabelle, Hachi, and Aspen.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maudrey Lee Handy McCarthy.


Funeral Services for Peter McCarthy will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM at Fondel Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:30 AM at Fondel Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel.


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