John F. Carey, 83, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on March 5, 2014. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Carol, of 56 years. He was born in New Haven January 17, 1931, son of the late David J. Carey and Anna Burke Carey. He grew up in Fair Haven and attended St. Francis School. Jack is survived by his sister, Maureen A. Carey, and sister-in-law Patricia C. Carey, both of Hamden. Jack leaves a daughter, Kathleen (Kevin) Cragin, of Newtown, three sons; Peter, of Hamden, John (Tara), of Wallingford, James (Terri), of Wallingford, and three grandchildren, Daniel Cragin, Ryan Carey, and Andrew Carey, in addition to nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, David J. Carey, Jr. and Thomas V. Carey. Jack was a 1948 graduate of Hillhouse High School and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Jack was the owner and President of the Coe & Brown Co. for over 50 years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling, especially to Ireland and Bermuda, and vacationing with his wife and family. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and past President of the New Haven Country Club, and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and Knights of St. Patrick. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN Saturday March 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave. Hamden at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 PM. Interment with Military Honors in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to St. Francis School Fund, 423 Ferry St. New Haven, CT 06513.

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  1. Any man loved by his family and had served his country as well, is a man of honor in my book. I will certainly add Jack, his family, and his friends to my prayers.

  2. I recall .Mr. Carey. with the deepest fondness. I can still see him arriving home from work while scrambling around the driveway basketball court, trying to stop John from banking shots in from the elbow. Jack brought a reassuring and indelible presence to the neighborhood. My thoughts and sympathies are with you, Kathy, Peter, John, James.

  3. Jim, Terri, Ryan and Andrew- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and grandpa. May your fond memories of him carry you through this time and his spirit continue to guide you every day. Love and hugs to you all.

  4. Jim, Terri, Ryan and Andrew- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and grandpa. May your fond memories of him carry you through this time and his spirit continue to guide you every day. Love and hugs to you all.

  5. Kathy, Kevin, and Dan, I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Dad/Grandpa. He was such a strong family man and you will miss him terribly. Be comforted by the thought that he is at peace with your dear mom and their love for you will be eternal. My condolences to your brothers. May God bless your dad always. Love and true friendship, Gina Simko

  6. Kathy, Peter, John and James, Our sympathies are with you in the loss of your dear father. First your mom and now your dad. I hope that your loss is mitigated somewhat by the knowledge that all of you were such a support to them as they declined and needed your help. Our thoughts are with you and when we get home in April we hope to express our condolences in person.

  7. Leave a message in John F.’s Guestbook. To the Carey family: please accept our deepest condolences. Frank Gasparro and Paula Bevilacqua (NHCC)

  8. My sincere sympathies to the Carey family. I was a member at New Haven CC with Jack for over 30 years, and although we were not close friends, we shared many greetings and short anecdotes. Jack was a true gentleman and a great human being.

  9. Pete , John and the Carey family sorry for the loss of your dad.he was a great man my thoughts and prayers are with you. Butch Gesner

  10. Sending our deepest sympathy to your family and company in the loss of John. Dave & Anne Cistoldi and all your friends at FLN-MAR Rubber & Plastics, Inc. Holyoke, MA

  11. To the Carey family: Sending our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Ron and Priscilla Harpell Cove Tool Associates Madison, CT

  12. We send our deepest sympathy to everyone in the Carey Family and in particular to our niece and nephew, Teri and Jim, on the loss of your father.

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