Northborough – Gerald A. Carey, 69, died at home Wednesday, May 21, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, following a long battle with ALS.
He leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (White) Carey; his son and daughter, Donald Carey and Christine Moscatelli; his granddaughters, Briana and Amanda Ritacco and Rose Moscatelli; his sisters, Elaine Carey and Marsha Harrington; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, as well as many dear friends.
Born in Worcester, the son of Ernest and Elodia (Dumas) Carey, he had been a lifelong resident of Northborough, attending the public school system and graduating from Northborough High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Force and then served six years in the Air Force Reserves.
Mr. Carey worked for 33 years at Bay State Abrasives in Westborough as a hachette grinder. He was a member of Westborough Country Club and honored at Chowder Festival. He was also a member of WASA and the former Northborough Fish and Game. An avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, he also enjoyed bowling and going to the casinos with his family and friends.
A funeral mass was held May 24 from the St. Rose of Lima Church in Northborough. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough directed arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the UMass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605; Compassionate Care/ALS, c/o Ron Hoffman, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574; or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 33 Lyman St., Westborough, MA 01581.