One supporter wrote that when she worked at Westover Air Force Base he was on a cleaning crew that came in. That may have been his job at one time, but his real avocation is Chicopee’s goodwill ambassador.
“I mentioned seeing the Ox McCarthy plaque and photo at Donovan’s Pub and he laughed. Eamon said that Ox McCarthy was “a treacherous bastard” who was rumored to have been a hit man for the Irish mafia in his youth. Attorney General Edward Brooke (later senator) once sent an agent named Lucille Hutton to investigate Ox. When she attempted to interrogate him in his bar, he offered her a free drink with a Mickey Finn slipped in it and a half hour later she had to be carried out of the bar and dumped in the back seat of her car to sleep it off. Some alcohol was sprinkled on her clothes, so that if she woke up and tried to tell the police that something had made her unconscious, she would be stinking of whiskey. Ox declared that the next time “that nigger” Ed Brooke sent somebody around he would send them back to Boston permanently unconscious. Eamon said that eventually Matty Ryan intervened and somehow got Brooke to back off and leave Ox alone.”