Carey, Eugene E.
Eugene Edward Carey, who lived in Greenwich for over 50 years, died Monday, February 3 at his home in Riverside.
Born on July 8, 1920, in Boston, Massachusetts, Gene was the son of the late John J. and Josephine H. Carey. He graduated high school from Boston Latin School and later attended Boston University. He worked for many years in the outdoor power equipment industry, eventually purchasing his own business, Waterbury Equipment, in 1976. He owned and operated this business until his retirement in 1994 at age 73.
Gene enjoyed skiing, skating, reading and travel. Along with Mary, his wife of 41 years, he traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, including visiting the Galapagos Islands at age 76 and traveling to Antarctica at age 81. He was a voracious reader, with interests ranging from history, to politics to religion. He was a member of The Greenwich Skating Club, Innis Arden Golf Club and St. Catherine of Siena Church, where he was a parishioner for over 50 years. He was active in a men's group devoted to social justice and was a past recipient of the George Lutz Social Justice award at St. Catherine.
Gene was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Carey, and is survived by his daughters Cathie Healy and her husband Matt of Wilton and Trish Clark and her husband Steve of Old Greenwich, as well as his son Jim Carey and his wife Robin of Riverside and eight grandchildren.
Friends may call on Thursday, February 6th from 4:30PM to 8:00PM at Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, February 7th, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, Connecticut 06878. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com