Mary E. Caya

September 4, 1918June 13, 2012

Mary E. (Curry) Caya, 93, of Fairhaven, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. H. Caya. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William H. and Harriet (Sullivan) Curry, she was a longtime resident of Fairhaven. She had worked at the Acushnet Company for many years until her retirement in 1976. Mary enjoyed watching game shows, playing Bingo and spending time with her loving family. Survivors include her daughter, June A. Stykowski of Fairhaven; five grandchildren, Michael L. Pedro, Jr., Kimberly Pedro, Keri Parker, Kathleen Stykowski and Krystina Stykowski; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Shirley Arruda. She was the sister of the late James Curry. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Visitation will be held prior to her mass from 8:30-9:30am in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Bedford. For online tributes and directions please visit:



  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 18, 2012


  • Burial

Mary E. Caya

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January 7, 2013

I miss you everyday grandma

Sheila Olsen

June 17, 2012

Kim, you have my deepest sympathy. I know how you are feeling, but,remember she knew how much you loved her and she loved you. She could not of asked for a better Grandaughter. I'm not going to say it gets easier, but one thing I can tell you is you start remembering all the good times and a smile will come across your face. Just remember she is at peace now and with her family. She will always be with you Kim. Remember I am here if you need to talk. Please extend my sympathy to your family.