Barbara Carey

Obituary of Barbara Carey

Barbara H. Carey, 72, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018 at her home in Harding Township, NJ, surrounded by her family. She was born in South Orange, NJ, lived in Madison, NJ, for 27 years until she moved to Harding Township, NJ, 13 years ago.

Barbara graduated from Summit High School and earned a BS Degree in Business from Misericordia University in 1967. She worked as an Interior Decorator for 28 years and lovingly took care of her family as a homemaker. She belonged to St. Vincent Martyr Church, Madison, and was a member of the Garden Club of Madison where she also served as the club’s board member, vice president, co-chaired the Civics Committee and New Member Committee. She was a member of the Madison, Baltusrol, and  Belfair Golf Clubs as well as the Noe Pond Club. She received citations from the Madison Development Commission for contributions to May Day 2012 and the Garden Club of America Club Civic Improvement Award.

Barbara is survived by her devoted husband, Thomas H. Carey, and her children, Christopher (Alister), Colleen, and Jill (Luis). She is also survived by her sister, Mary (Jim), Brookfield, CT, and her brother, Carl (Laura), Huntington Station, NY, as well as her cherished grandchildren, Jack, Matthew, Ryan, Peter, Brendan, Shepard, Morgan and Walker and her nephews, Ryan, Kyle, Keith, Trevor, and her niece, Erin. She was predeceased by her sister, Pam (Steve), Media, PA.

Barbara was an extraordinary giving and loving person. But the singular reflection of her character was her devotion to her family. She loved spending time with her 8 grandsons, opening her home to her extended family as well as walking on the beach in Hilton Head, gardening, traveling and decorating.

Family and friends are welcome to gather on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 3-5 and 7-9pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:00am at St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery, Noe Ave & Shunpike Road, Madison, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Vincent Martyr Church and the Garden Club of Madison (please see link on left side of page).