He was born April 6, 1952, in Townshend, the son of Robert J. and Evelyn S. (Strange) Carey. He grew up in East Dover and attended school in Brattleboro. He graduated in 1970 from Brattleboro Union High School.
After graduation Mr. Carey worked in the Brattleboro area as an auto parts salesman for R.S. Roberts, Angells Automotive, and D. & E. Auto Parts. He married Leslie Gibbons, of Brattleboro, and they divorced later. He moved to Barre after complications from a stroke and in 2010 moved to the Four Seasons Care Home.
He enjoyed ﬂy fishing and ﬂy tying, collecting guns, playing checkers and solitaire, adult coloring, and eating strawberry ice cream.
He is survived by a sister, Roberta “Bunny” Button and her husband Richard, of Chelsea; a brother, Marvin Carey and his wife Phyllis, of Barre; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Carey, of Cape Cod, MA; Bonnie Carey, of Dummerston; and Diane Carey, of Nashua, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Evelyn Carey, and a brother, Clayton Carey.
A graveside memorial service was held on Thursday, August 24, at 2 pm at the Williamsville Cemetery in Newfane. Memorial contributions may be made to Residents Activity Fund, c/o Courtney Tabor, Four Seasons Care Home, 135 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwavandcillev.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea was in charge of the arrangements.