RHINEBECK, N.Y. - Edward William Carey, 82, a longtime resident of the town of Clinton, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Baptist Home at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck.
He was born June 27, 1931, in Northampton, Mass., the son of the late Daniel C. and Dorothy (Graham) Carey.
He honorably served his country in the United States Navy
during the Korean War
Sept. 27, 1952, he married Barbara Demersky at the Holy Name Church in Springfield, Mass.
In addition to his loving wife Barbara, he will be dearly missed by his children, John Carey and his wife, Cindy, of Flowery Branch, Ga., Stephen Carey and his partner, Lisamarie White, of Staatsburg, Catherine Carey-McLane and her husband, Ken, of Commerce City, Colo., and Daniel Carey and his partner, Janet Valle, of Mahopac; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Jacqueline Engel and husband Jim of Northampton; two brothers, Timothy Carey and wife Sandra of Trumbull, Conn., and Robert Carey and wife FloraAnn of Batesville, Ark.; and brother-in-law William Mann of Springfield.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Joan Mann and Patricia Martens, and a brother Richard Carey.
Mr. Carey was an engineer with IBM in Poughkeepsie, for 32 years until his retirement in 1987. He also sold real estate, worked for the town of Clinton's assessor's office and was a knight in the Knights of Columbus.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 West Market St., Rhinebeck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Church, Rhinebeck. Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Cemetery, Rhinebeck.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Baptist Home at Brookmeade, 46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 West Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
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