Jean Carmody

Jean Carmody

AGE: 88 • Red Bank

Jean Carmody, 88, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Formerly of Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Paris, France before moving to NJ in 2003. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the USPHS, Agency for the Health Care Research and Quality of Rockville, Maryland as a health science administrator; the University of Illinois Division of Services for Crippled Children as a medical social work consultant; by the Wisconsin Tuberculosis Association as a medical social worker; by the Denver General Hospital as a medical social worker; and by the American Red Cross as a social worker in the Tarrant County Chapter in Ft. Worth, Texas. She received a scholarship from the American Red Cross to complete the first year of graduate study and one from the Wisconsin Tuberculosis Association to complete her Masters Degree at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. She received several Superior Service awards from the USPHS and as well as a group Administrative group award from the Agency for Health Care Policy, Research and Quality. She is listed in the Who's Who in American Women in Health. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to study TB control and the role of social work in France as well as full room and board award from the French Anti-TB Association. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisonsin with a Bachelor in Philosophy, cum laude; and from the University of Chicago with an MA. She was a member of the honorary sociology fraternity Alpha Kappa Delta.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, James Carmody; her parents, Peter and Gertrude Galijas; and her sister-in-law, Marion Carmody. She is survived by her cousins, Maxwell Pounder, his wife Sine, and their children, and Joyce Levitre and her children, and many nieces and nephews.

Jean will be laid to rest alongside her husband, James, in St. Catharine's Mausoleum, 1100 West Chicago Blvd., Sea Girt, NJ, on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 and St. Catharine Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762. O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall, is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to send condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 24, 2013