Edith Rose Carey
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Edith Rose Carey
  • March 15, 1924 - May 29, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Edith Rose Carey, 93, of Keene, passed away on May 29, 2017 at the Genesis Keene Center.

She was born in Springfield, MA on March 15, 1924, the daughter of Rose (Cicerchia) and John Cuneo. She attended Classical High School and graduated with the class of 1941. She continued her education at American International College and received her Masters of Education.

Edith had known Edwin Carey since childhood and they were married in 1946. On May 18 they celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

Edith was a gifted educator and taught 3rd grade at Sacred Heart School in Springfield, MA and East Street School in Ludlow, MA. She later became involved in special education dedicated to remedial reading in the Ludlow School System. After all her years of dedication, she had earned her membership in the Retired Teachers of Massachusetts Association.

Edith, a caring and thoughtful person, had a genuine way of connecting with others. Her inquisitive nature always had her learning something new. She was an avid reader and enjoyed card games. Bridge was by far her favorite; she regularly played at the Keene Senior Center where she was a member.

Edith will be greatly missed by her loving husband: Edwin Carey of Keene; daughter Maryann Lewantowicz and her husband Stan of Dayton, OH; son: John Carey and his wife Kathy of Wrentham, MA; five grandsons: Michael Lewantowicz and his wife Noelle, Reverend Shawn Carey, Jason Lewantowicz, Eric Lewantowicz, and Brian Carey and his wife Darcey; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son William Carey in 2009.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30 AM in St Margaret Mary Church, 33 Arch St, Keene, NH by her grandson, Rev. Shawn Carey. Burial at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon will take place privately, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edith's memory may be made to Clarke School for Hearing & Speech, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060.