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Patrick J. Carey Sr.

Port Huron

Patrick J. Carey Sr., age 74, died March 3, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born January 12, 1940 in Marysville to George and Margaret (Dougherty) Carey.  He married Kathy Rogalski on August 6, 1966 in Wyandotte.  He was a graduate of St. Stephen High School and was a member of the St. Stephen Alumni Athletic Association.  He served in the U.S. Air Force.  Pat enjoyed all athletics especially basketball, tennis, and softball, and was an avid golfer,

He worked at the Woodlands Developmental Center and Community Mental Health as a social worker for over 30 years.  Pat was passionate about helping the mentally challenged and underserved in our community.  The kids called him "Pat Canary".  He was a volunteer with Special Olympics. Pat was a member of the Irish American Club and a past Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Pat was a longtime parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Assembly 2521 and was a 4th degree Knight and past Grand Knight.  Pat shared his love of music with people of all ages, from the children he served to family and friends, as well as senior members of the community. He also volunteered with the Junior Chamber (Jaycees).

Pat was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend with an easy smile and a kind word for all.    He is survived by his wife, Kathy Carey, 3 children, Patrick J. (Virginie) Carey, Maggie (Justin Kelly) Carey, and Kate (J.R.) Virnich, 7 grandchildren, Julie, Elise, Declan, Elysium, Quinn, Vanessa, and Mia, his brother,  Br. John Carey OFM, 2 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law, 2 nieces, and many other family members.

The Mass of Resurrection will take place at 11a.m. Friday in St. Mary Catholic Church with The Fr. Zbigniew Zomerfeld officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock Street.  The Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary at 7 PM on Thursday in the funeral home.  There will also be visitation at church on Friday beginning at 10 AM.  Memorials to the Special Olympics or Community Mental Health are appreciated.


Published in The Times Herald from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2014
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