Jean W. (Startup) CareyOctober 20, 1919 ~ January 24, 2015 (age 95)
Troy - Jean W. Carey, 95, of 2218 Burdett Avenue died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Eddy Village Green at Cohoes after a brief illness.
Born in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Harry Morehouse Startup and Harriet Kilroe Startup and wife of the late Booth Carey. She was raised in Albany and resided in Troy since the early 1940's and was a graduate of Albany High School and Mildred Elley School.
Mrs. Carey was a volunteer for 50 years at Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary in the Corner Shop. She was also a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church, a member of the Altar Guild, and volunteered in the Thrift Shop. She was a consummate knitter, knitting countless hats for newborns at Samaritan Hospital.
Survivors include her children, Diane (Patrick) Simmons, Englewood, FL, Susan (Walter) Nowik, Clifton Park, and Peter B. (Wendy) Carey, West Sand Lake; a grandson, Lt. Col. Todd (Erika) Simmons, USMC, Dumfries, VA; two great grandchildren, Caroline and Patrick Simmons. She was predeceased by two sisters, Harriet Barth and Ruth Carroll.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 AM at St. John's Episcopal Church 146 First Street Troy with Rev. Stephen Schlossberg , Rector, officiating.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Jean W. Carey to the Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary 2215 Burdett Avenue Troy, NY 12180 or St. John's Episcopal Church 146 First Street Troy, NY 12180.
St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund
146 First Street, Troy NY 12180
Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary
2215 Burdett Avenue, Troy NY 12180