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Friday February 12th, 2021
4:00pm - 6:30pm

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Saturday February 13th, 2021
9:30am - 10:20am

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St. Agnes Cemetery
Saturday February 13th, 2021
10:50am - 11:15am

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Edward Francis Carey

Edward Francis Carey Troy - Edward Francis Carey, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home, February 8, 2021. Born on July 13, 1930 in Albany, he was the son of Edward Francis Carey, Sr. and Elizabeth Claire (Harrigan) Carey. Ed graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Siena College, Christ the King Seminary at St. Bonaventure University, and SUNY Albany. An avid reader, Ed considered himself a lifelong learner and recently announced his goal to finish Dante’s Divine Comedy by April 15. Ed married the love of his life, Doris, in 1957 and after a series of jobs in sales to support his growing family, found his true calling as a teacher. Ed taught at Giffen Elementary in Albany and Iroqouis Middle School as a junior high special education teacher, from which he retired in 1991. Ed’s trademark as a teacher was his patience, firmness and helping his students’ see their potential. Ed was a well known presence in Troy, both as a member of the Troy School Board and an avid golfer at Frear Park. Ed’s other calling was as a bartender, which he often likened to another form of teaching, and Ed lent a pour and an ear at many area establishments including, The Lobster Pound, The Candlelight Inn, and Holmes & Watson’s. Ed’s other great loves were the The Clancy Brothers, the Boston Red Sox and getting the last word in, in Latin. Ed was a man of deep and abiding faith and a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Parish in Troy. Dedicated and loving son, husband, father, friend, and philosopher, Ed was predeceased by his beloved Doris just shy of 60 years of marriage. He is survived by his kindred spirit and brother, Peter Carey of Indianapolis, IN; six children, Edward (Jennifer) Carey of Brooklyn, Robert Carey Van Pelt of Iowa, Mary Rose (Jeffrey) Bagley of Wayne, PA, Kathleen Carey of Troy, NY, Liam (Michelle) Carey of San Francisco, and Michael (Cassie) Carey of East Lansing, MI; his beloved grandchildren, Luke and David Carey, Kendra Van Pelt, Claire, Peter, and Anna Bagley, Meghan Carey, and Liam and Scarlett Carey; cousins Julie, Arthur, John, and Joe Harrigan; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Calling hours are Friday, February 12 from 4-6:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated on Saturday, February 13th at 9:30 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Church in Troy, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church. Internment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. Carpe Diem llegitimi non carborundum.

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Like Juli Savettiere said below, I have never met Doris or Ed in person, yet felt like I knew them through Kathleen's delightful Facebook posts. I would light up when scrolling through my newsfeed to find yet another funny or touching story (often both). The love they felt for each other and for their kids was matched only by the love Kathleen clearly felt for them. Did they know their lives brought so much joy to strangers? I hope so, but if not, they know it now. I wish Kathleen and all of her family strength and comfort during this difficult time. God bless.

Anne Continelli Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Like Juli Savettiere said below, I have never met Doris or Ed in person, yet felt like I knew them through Kathleen's delightful Facebook posts. I would light up when scrolling through my newsfeed to find yet another funny or touching story (often both). The love they felt for each other and for their kids was matched only by the love Kathleen clearly felt for them. Did they know their lives brought so much joy to strangers? I hope so, but if not, they know it now. I wish Kathleen and all of her family strength and comfort during this difficult time. God bless.

Anne Continelli Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Your dad will be greatly missed. Ed was a mentor and a scholar. Over the past three years he helped to strengthen my faith journey, imparting his great wisdom and knowledge to me. I treasured those visits. I am comforted in knowing that he shares in the glory of Heaven with Doris, his loving wife and dear friend of mine. May you rest in eternal peace my friend! " Like the warmth of the sun and the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. " With much love to Ed's children: Ed, Robert, Mary, Kathleen, Liam and Michael. Eileen Heaphy

Eileen Heaphy Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Your dad will be greatly missed. Ed was a mentor and a scholar. Over the past three years he helped to strengthen my faith journey, imparting his great wisdom and knowledge to me. I treasured those visits. I am comforted in knowing that he shares in the glory of Heaven with Doris, his loving wife and dear friend of mine. May you rest in eternal peace my friend! " Like the warmth of the sun and the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. " With much love to Ed's children: Ed, Robert, Mary, Kathleen, Liam and Michael. Eileen Heaphy

Eileen Heaphy Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Carey Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I missed the passing of your Mom awhile back and am so sorry for not acknowledging that. I was your Times Union District Manager back in the day when Kathleen and Liam delivered papers. I often think about you all as your Family was a joy to visit each week when I picked up the bill. I dealt with hundreds of families in my 31 year career, but your family always stayed fresh in my mind. Your great work ethnic and love for one another was an inspiration to me. Your Mom and Dad were beyond incredible. Thank you for the great memories! Ken Busta Retired T.U District Manager

Ken Busta Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Carey Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I missed the passing of your Mom awhile back and am so sorry for not acknowledging that. I was your Times Union District Manager back in the day when Kathleen and Liam delivered papers. I often think about you all as your Family was a joy to visit each week when I picked up the bill. I dealt with hundreds of families in my 31 year career, but your family always stayed fresh in my mind. Your great work ethnic and love for one another was an inspiration to me. Your Mom and Dad were beyond incredible. Thank you for the great memories! Ken Busta Retired T.U District Manager

Ken Busta Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Throughout the past few years, I learned about Mr. Carey from Kathleen's Facebook posts about both him and his beautiful wife. These posts were usually actual conversations she had with them, and they almost always ended with my shaking my head while smiling. Mr. Carey did indeed get in the last work, thankfully not in Latin, which was always so quick, and witty, and smart. Kathleen's Facebook friends were always encouraging her to write these magnificent stories in a book - which I believe may be on the horizon. The love he had for his wife was palpable, and I imagine their reunion is one of the more memorable ones God has seen. I picture him saying, "See? This. THIS is how I wanted you to treat each other." Is loss easier when one has had the person in their life for so long? No, I do not believe that. BECAUSE the person has been in your life for so long. I am so very sorry for the deep well of grief over losing your patriarch. What an amazing role model he was to so many, and what an incredible legacy of love he has left. I am holding all the Carey's in my heart, and pray you lean on each other while navigating life without his physical presence. But HIS spirit? Oh, I am quite sure that lives on. Blessings and love to you all Juli Savettiere

Juli Savettiere Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

Throughout the past few years, I learned about Mr. Carey from Kathleen's Facebook posts about both him and his beautiful wife. These posts were usually actual conversations she had with them, and they almost always ended with my shaking my head while smiling. Mr. Carey did indeed get in the last work, thankfully not in Latin, which was always so quick, and witty, and smart. Kathleen's Facebook friends were always encouraging her to write these magnificent stories in a book - which I believe may be on the horizon. The love he had for his wife was palpable, and I imagine their reunion is one of the more memorable ones God has seen. I picture him saying, "See? This. THIS is how I wanted you to treat each other." Is loss easier when one has had the person in their life for so long? No, I do not believe that. BECAUSE the person has been in your life for so long. I am so very sorry for the deep well of grief over losing your patriarch. What an amazing role model he was to so many, and what an incredible legacy of love he has left. I am holding all the Carey's in my heart, and pray you lean on each other while navigating life without his physical presence. But HIS spirit? Oh, I am quite sure that lives on. Blessings and love to you all Juli Savettiere

Juli Savettiere Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

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