Shirley M. Carey, 77, of Factoryville died Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2013 at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her husband the late John R. Carey died Dec. 15, 2006.
Born in Scranton on May 13, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Ward S. and Esther Ovens Vail Sr., and a 1954 graduate of Factoryville
Borough-Clinton Twp. High School.
She spent a number of years selling Avon and cherished the relationship she developed with her clients. She also worked in the mail room at Keystone College and enjoyed the interactions with the staff and students.
She spent her entire life doing for others. Her gentle nature and kindness overflowed
onto the people she met.
She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, Sissy I & II, and all types of animals and creatures.
The treasured years she spent with her husband mattered most to her in life. They created the kind of family and lasting memories that could only come from the love both had for each other. Her fond memories of traveling with her family to Canada and the Black Hills of South Dakota were lasting and she often reflected on them.
She had a thing for Black Hills Gold Jewelry and loved to shop
and find sales. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson Jonathan; and a brother Ward Vail Jr.
She is survived by her two sons: Jeffery A. Carey of Nicholson and John P. Carey and his wife Carrie of Minot, N.D.; grandchildren: Joshua, Samantha, Justin and Jeremiah; great-grandchildren: Ashlyn, Riley, Nathan and Conner.
A celebration of Shirley's Life was celebrated Sept. 6 at the Anthony P. Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes Inc., 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville. Interment in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Road Clarks Summit, PA 18411. For directions or to send an online condolence please visit aplitwinfuneralhomes.com