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Date of Birth: January 09, 1990

Date of Death: June 28, 2021

Sam Lee McCarthy (aka Holly Ann McCarthy) passed away on June 28th, 2021 at the age of 31. She was survived by family and friends who loved her greatly. She had dreams of helping others through their struggles with addiction, and I know that she found joy in the beginnings of that journey. After getting her Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies (2015), she returned to school earlier this year (2021) to begin her Master of Science in Addiction Counseling. She often led recovery meetings and inspired people with her story. She made many friends along the way, some of which became her second family. She worked as a case manager for Terros Health helping people and that was her passion. I am so proud of her resilience and strength in accomplishing and overcoming so much. It’s really sad that she’s no longer with us, but I know that she is loved and at peace where she’s at. I’m thankful for the beautiful, fun, and goofy memories we share as well as the memories of the hard times—we were there for each other and found strength. I will miss our sister dates and late night video games at my place. Our family get-togethers won’t be the same. I am so thankful she came into my life when I was 9 years old. I had no idea at the time that she would become my sister and one of my closest friends. She was three months older than me and always a little shorter than me. She was protective and looked out for me as my “little” big sister. She will be greatly missed, but I know I’ll see her again. 💙