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Ernest Jay Carey

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WINCHESTER, Va. -- Ernest Jay Carey, 73, died suddenly March 12, 2004 in Winchester, while traveling home from vacation in Florida. He was the husband of the late Frances (Baker) Carey who died in 1983.

Ernest was born Feb. 5, 1931 in Watervliet, N.Y., the son of Medos and Rena (Filion) Carey. He attended schools in Watervliet and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean conflict.

Ernest worked as a diesel mechanic all his life working for Howe Brothers and Bonded Concrete. He was also a carpenter throughout his life and had his own refuge business. He later worked for the village of Hoosick Falls until retiring in 1995. Ernest was a life member of the V.F.W. Post # 6340 in Grafton, N.Y., the Hoosick Falls Eagles Aerie No. 2467, and was a member of the Halfinoon fire Department.

Survivors include two daughters Ernestine (Tina) Marie Bunting and her husband Raymond of Buskirk, N.Y. and Susann (Sue) Ann Carey and her husband Norman Uhlinger Jr. of Broadalbin, N.Y.; his longtime companion Beulah Baker of Grafton, N.Y.; a sister, Harriet Hand of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; a brother, Floyd Carey of Cohoes, N.Y. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Raymond, Jessica, Joseph and Mary Ellen Bunting all of Buskirk, N.Y., Janet Lampman of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Karen Reedy of Amsterdam, N.Y. and Robert Veronese III of Broadalbin and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, Albert Carey.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 17 at 1 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waterford, N.Y..

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 15, 2004
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