WESTFORD -- Geraldine "Gerry" (Newman) Carey, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2014. She was the loving wife of the late John "Mike" Carey who passed away in July, 1992.
Gerry was born in Boston on June 6, 1921, a daughter of the late William and Nellie Newman. She was raised on the family farm in Tyngsboro and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School, class of 1939.
She resided in the Graniteville section of Westford since 1986 and was a former longtime resident of Somerville. Gerry spent her last six years and received exceptional care from her friends and staff at the Westford House.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an assembler with Hayes Research in Somerville for ten years. Gerry was a very outgoing person who was known by almost everyone in town. She enjoyed playing cribbage and had a great love of music.
She is survived by her three sons, Michael Carey and his wife, Andrea of Westford, Thomas Carey and his wife, Sandi of Colorado Springs, CO and Timothy Carey and his wife, Kathy of Northbridge; five grandchildren, Matthew and Eric of Westford, Sean of Colorado Springs, CO, Brianna and Cheyenne of Northbridge; one great grandson, Aidyn of Colorado Springs, CO; also many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Anna Hall, Hazel Garafolo, Edith Fowel, Vernon, Earl, Frank "Bucky", Fred and James Newman and the aunt of the late Barbara (O'Hare) Currier.
Relatives and friends may call at the J. A. HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 N. Main St., WESTFORD on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 until 7pm. Her Funeral will take place on Friday morning with a Prayer Service to be held at the Funeral Home at 10 o'clock. Interment to follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in her memory to the Westford House Resident Council, 3 Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886. To share your thoughts and memories of Gerry, please click the sign guestbook link above.