Obituary of Carolyn H. Currey
Born in East Orange, NJ, Carolyn passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at Morris View Care Center.
She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Marion Heck and raised in Madison, NJ. She was a graduate of Madison High School, class of 1961, and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She married George E. Currey, Jr. in 1962 and together they moved to Florham Park, where they raised their two children, Sharon and Brian Currey. She is survived by her loving husband, George; her devoted daughter, Sharon and her husband Brian O'Keefe; and her dear son, Brian and his wife Deborah. Also survived are her cherished grandchildren, Alyssa and Megan Currey; her beloved sisters, Laurie Hagerich and her husband Jay, Marianne Disporto and her husband, Manny; as well as many adored nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family was most important to her, as she spent her children's early years at home, where she sewed many of their clothes and restored the 1700's home the family lived in on Elm Street; hosting many holiday dinners and other family celebrations.
She had a rewarding career that spanned many decades and job opportunities that included working at JCP&L, Drew University, Newark Beth Israel MC, her husband's business - GEC Service Centers, and finaly her dream job at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, where she was the Director of Volunteers and participated in the Pet Therapy Program. She retired in 2011, as the effects of her Alzheimer's was becoming apparent.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Madison, where she was instrumental in the sponsoring of a refugee family in 1980; as well as the establishment of a program that later became known as "Family Promise" that works to shelter homeless families through a network of Churches.
She loved the Jersey shore, where she owned several homes on Long Beach Island and later vacationed at Ocean Grove for many years. She was also an avid traveler; participating in an archeological dig in Israel sponsored by Drew University.
She had a full and rewarding life that was primarily focused on service to others, in spite of hardships that came with aging and memory loss. Her loss will be felt by anyone who knew her, but her memory will always remain in their hearts.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Anyone wishing to commemorate her memory may do so by kindly donating to: Alzheimer's Association (www.act.alz.org), or Affinity Care (www.affinitynewjersey.com), the hospice group that took care of Carolyn in her final months.
Arrangements were under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison, NJ.
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