Michael F. Carey
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Michael F. Carey

Mike "Bones" Carey passed away unexpectedly at home on October 24, 2020 at the age of 72.

Born in Joliet to John Carey and Helen (nee McGuire) LaBarre, Mike was an alumni of St. Raymond Grade School, Joliet Catholic High School (1965), and Joliet Junior College (1981). Between high school and college, Mike enlisted in the US Army serving from 1966 to 1970 where he fought for his country in the Vietnam War.

During most of the 80's and 90's Mike was consumed by the pursuit of his two favorite pass times, coaching little league baseball and politics. Mike often volunteered to work on, and sometimes run political campaigns throughout will county. Mike also loved playing golf, and rooting for his favorite teams, Notre Dame football and the Chicago Cubs.

Mike was preceded in death by his father John Carey, and mother Helen McGuire LaBarre. He is survived by one son, Michael F. Carey, Jr., sisters Sara (Steve) Wilhelmi and Mary Jo (Ronald) Fenili, nephews Adam (Nikki) Wilhelmi, Jason Wilhelmi and Alex (Savanna) Wilhelmi, and Marc Fenili, and a niece Linda (Bill) Fleischauer. Also many grand nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be scheduled sometime in the future. According to Mike's wishes cremation rites will be accorded.

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Published in The Herald-News on Oct. 27, 2020.
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January 21, 2021
Bonsey I´ll miss you we spent a lot of years together with a lot of great memory´s and laughs. I´ll still be telling stories about you. "Phe" was right in saying you were one of a kind. My condolences to Mary Jo and Sara sorry for your loss so suddenly
George Capista
November 2, 2020
RIP, Bones. Thank you for your service. November 3rd will just not be the same without you.
Joliet Friends
October 27, 2020
You always had a great smile and concern for everyone! You will be missed
Lois Mayer
Lois Mayer
October 27, 2020
Doc and Mike were friends for many many years. They attended school together and the friendship continued all these years. Mike was a
Good friend and he will be greatly missed..RIP Bones!!

Barbara Ausec and Bob (Doc)
October 27, 2020
Happy heavenly birthday Mike. RIP.
Mellen Kenney Pemble
October 27, 2020
My Condolences
Cheryl Wilson
October 27, 2020
Mike was always fun to be around. He had a big heart and smile for all.
jim McFadden (65)
Jim McFadden
October 27, 2020
May he Rest In Peace....will be remembered by the class of 1965 from Joliet Catholic..One if a kind!
Bill Phelan
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