TEWKSBURY: Warren R. Carey, age 80, a resident of Tewksbury for 74 years, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
He was the beloved husband of former Tewksbury Town Clerk, Elizabeth A. “Liz” (Kelly) Carey, with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2016.
Born in Boston on November 2, 1935, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Carey and the late Angelina (Mazzarella) Carey.
At age six, Warren and his family moved to Tewksbury and were communicants of St. William’s Parish.
He attended the former Foster school and graduated from Tewksbury High School in 1953.
Warren worked for the New England Power Company at the Salem Harbor Plant for 32 years and served his beloved town of Tewksbury as a call Fireman, and as Tax Collector and Treasurer from 1987 until his retirement in 2002.
He was a member of numerous fraternal and civic organizations including the Tewksbury Lions Club, and the Tewksbury Historical Society.
Warren enjoyed participating and assisting in local political campaigns, socializing with family and friends, researching and preserving Tewksbury historical documents, photos, and stories, and listening to the music of his collection of over two hundred thousand 45 records.
In addition to his wife “Liz”, he is survived by eight children, Michael P. Carey and his late wife Susan (Hawkes) Carey, Thomas E. Carey and his wife Janet (Lamb), Joseph R. Carey and his wife Ellie (Blouin), James R. Carey and his wife Gail (Smolinsky), Kelly E. Mercier and her husband Paul, Patrick R. Carey and his wife Sharon (Vezina), Ann M. Achilla and her husband William, and Jane B. Deshaies and her husband Brian; twenty eight grandchildren, Michael, Sean, Ryan, Dan, Emily, T.J., Ben, Jennifer, Lizzie, John, Jimmy, Paul, Beth, Carey, Matt, Bridget, Sophie, Allison, Sarah, Peter, Kevin, Patsy, Ashley, Erin, Willie, Mae, Brian, and Brodie; three great grandchildren, Troy, Faith, and Maddie; five brothers, Ernest T. Carey and his wife Fran, Robert E. Carey and his wife Bette, Richard C. “Curly” Carey and his partner Cathy Burbank, Russell Carey and his wife Lorraine, and Carl C. Carey; two sisters, Priscilla A. McCormack, and Angela Lochmandy and her husband Dan; also many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Calling hours are Thursday, June 23, from 3-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. At the request of the Carey family, all attending Warren’s funeral are asked to meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury, for his Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren’s memory may be made to the Tewksbury Food Pantry, 999 Whipple Road, Tewksbury, MA 01876.