Kathleen Carey, 79, a lifelong resident of South Scranton, died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness. She and her husband, James Carey, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29, 2013.
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Born in Scranton on April 20, 1935, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Alcott Clarkin, she was a graduate of South Catholic High School class of 1952 and a member of Nativity of Our Lord Church, now St. John Neumann Parish. After raising her four children, she reentered the work force as a certified nursing assistant at Marion Convent caring for the retired IHM Sisters. Before retirement, she was a secretary at South Scranton Intermediate School.
She was a devote Catholic; her faith was important to her. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was selfless and devoted her life to her family.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, especially Dr. Lear Von Koch and Dr. David Fitzpatrick for their kind and compassionate care.
Also surviving are two sons, James Carey, Scranton; and Thomas Carey, Scranton; two daughters, Jane Slagus and her partner, John Gillen, Scranton; and Kathy Lisowski and her husband, Robert, Old Forge; seven grandchildren, Beth Grecsek, Amanda Slagus, Ian Carey, Lyndsie Carey, Robert Lisowski, Nicholas Lisowski and Hannah Lisowski; three great-grandchildren, Jameson McIntyre, Griffin Grecsek and Quinn Grecsek; a brother, Thomas Clarkin and his wife, Ruth, San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Sally Tully and her husband, Robert, Newport News, Va.; many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Clarkin.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton. Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Go to www.millerbean.com for additional funeral information or directions.
Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc
436 Cedar Ave Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on May 11, 2014