Edwin J. Carey
September 17, 1922 – April 24, 2020
Edwin J. Carey, 97 of Keene, passed away on April 24, 2020 after a period of declining health. He was born on September 17, 1922 in Springfield, MA, the son of Martin and Anna (Hadden) Carey. He graduated from Cathedral High School with the Class of 1940.
Following graduation, Edwin became employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft before joining the United States Army in 1943. He was honorably discharged in 1946 having received a Purple Heart among many other notable accomplishments.
On May 18, 1946, Edwin married Edith R. Cuneo. They had celebrated 71 years of marriage before her passing in 2017.
Upon returning home as a World War II Veteran, Edwin resided in Springfield and worked for Pratt and Whitney where he dedicated himself to a career as a machinist until his retirement. After retirement, he and Edith moved to Fitzwilliam, NH where they built their beautiful homestead. Edwin volunteered at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH in the mailroom for 23 years.
Edwin was a faithful communicant of St. Margaret Mary Church in Keene. He was a member of the Little Monadnock VFW and Keene Elk's Lodge #927. He always enjoyed "do-it-yourself" projects around the home. Loyal and loving, he cherished times spent with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren - especially family reunions held at the Inn at East Hill Farm. He and Edith enjoyed winters together in the Sarasota, FL area as well as many other travel adventures.
Edwin will be greatly missed by his daughter: Maryann Lewantowicz and her husband Stan of Beavercreek, OH; son: John Carey and his wife Kathy of Wrentham, MA; five grandsons: Michael Lewantowicz and his wife Noelle of Louisville, KY, Reverend Shawn Carey of Braintree, MA, Jason Lewantowicz of Asheville, NC, , Brian Carey and his wife Darcey of Stow, MA, and Eric Lewantowicz of Columbus, OH; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife: Edith Carey; son: William Carey in 2009; and brother: Francis Carey.
Services held at St. Margaret Mary Church in Keene, NH with burial at the Massachusetts Veteran's Cemetery in Winchendon, MA will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edwin’s memory may be made to Clarke School for Hearing & Speech, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060 or to the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston, 66 Brooks Road, Braintree, MA 02184.
Services will be annouced at a later date
Edwin J. Carey
April 28, 2020
Dear John and Maryann,
I hope that all the great moments that you were able to share with your dad ,over the years, bring you peace and comfort
Your dad always had a kind word and loved to talk landscaping with me. His job was to use my electric scissors and trim that huge evergreen bush by his slider.
May he forever Rest In Peace in the arms of the angels.