WOODBURY - Grace Agnes (Smith) Carey was called home to her Lord on September 11, 2019. She was born on February 20, 1919, the daughter of the late William and Mary Smith. Grace was born and raised in Scranton, PA where she met and married her late husband, Leo G. Carey.
Grace and Leo moved to Woodbury where they raised their family of four children. Grace enjoyed every minute of her time as a wife, Mother and active community and church member in Woodbury. St Theresa of Avila church was the cornerstone of her life. She was active in the Women’s Guild and the parish choir at St. Teresa. She loved to sing! Grace belonged to the Woodbury Women’s club where she developed painting skills and the art of writing. She also held an administrative position at the Sr. Center, where she was the Chairperson, Commission for Elderly. Grace and Leo were avid dancers. You would find them ballroom dancing or square dancing with friends on most Saturday nights. Many people remember Grace as the lovely woman who walked four miles each day along Main St. in Woodbury. Grace was the Co-publisher and Manager of Advertising for the Shopping News for over 10 years.
Grace was predeceased by her late husband Leo, her eldest son, Edward Timothy and all of her nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons: Leo Gerald Carey II and wife Geraldine Sullivan Carey, and Mark John Carey; her daughter Maureen Carey, her grandson Leo Gerald Carey III, and granddaughter Meghan Carey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 30, 2019 at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Prince of Peace Parish, 146 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT. Burial will immediately follow at New North Cemetery in Woodbury. For directions, or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.
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