New Memorial Garden Dedicated at McCarthy Care Center

A gift from E.J. Jaxtimer Builders, Inc. and the Jaxtimer family
Diana Franchitto, HopeHealth CEO, helps the Jaxtimer’s family cut the ribbon on the new gazebo at the McCarthy Care Center (Desroches Photography)

Hope Hospice announced that a new memorial garden has opened at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, thanks to the generosity of E.J. Jaxtimer Builders, Inc. and the Jaxtimer family. The McCarthy Care Center is the area’s only specially licensed, hospice inpatient center.

More than 65 donors, volunteers, family members and staff celebrated the dedication of the new memorial garden gracing the McCarthy Care Center. The new memorial garden winds around the back of the building creating a special and peaceful place for patients and families. Each patient room looks out to some portion of the garden. To honor the Jaxtimer’s family, the garden is inscribed with a saying chosen by the family, “Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace.”

In addition to thanking E.J. and Terry Jaxtimer, their sons, Jonathan, Jamie and Sam, and their staff, Hope Hospice also recognized the following who helped to make the garden possible: Bob Bortolotti of Bortolotti Builders, Dan Helman of Cape Coastal Nursery, Sam Lorusso of Cape Cod Aggregates, Pat Gregory of Cape Resources, Lou McKnight of Drywall Masonry Supply, The Eastman Family, Robert Epstein, Chris Joyce of Joyce Landscaping, and the Town of Sandwich.

“The beautiful gardens and walkway will bring much comfort and solace to our patients and families at the McCarthy Care Center,” said Diana Franchitto, president & CEO of HopeHealth. “It is here that patients and families can be together in a quiet and peaceful environment when time truly matters the most.” welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on