OBITUARY

Joseph William Carey Jr.

January 20, 1940July 11, 2018
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Joseph William Carey, Jr., 78, passed away on July 11, 2018, in Metairie, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph William Carey Sr. and Lena Legorie Carey.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Moore Carey; daughter, Stephanie Carey Owen (Mark); proud grandfather of Joseph Robert Owen; brother, Lloyd Robert Carey Sr. (Sadie); niece, Dawn Carey St. Lucia (Stevie); nephew, Lloyd Robert Carey, Jr. (Amy), great nephews, Cy St. Lucia, Dylan Carey, and Dalton Carey; loving family members, Kaylee Jackson and Brody Brewer; and a host of cousins and other family members.

Joe was a loving husband, father, and doting grandfather. He had a sense of humor that was undeniable. He would always aggravate or joke around with people that he liked. Joe was a fan of Tulane University and University of Alabama football. He worked at Michoud Boeing and was very proud of his part in building the first rocket that went to the moon. He then went to work for F Strauss and Son Liquor Wholesales followed by working for Glazer Wholesales where he retired. He was recruited to coach the Filmore Playground 120 pound boys football team from 1969 until 1971 followed by coaching the Kenilworth Playground boys football team for three years. He will be dearly missed by his wonderful family, friends, and coworkers.

His neighbors were very caring and compassionate in times of need. The family wishes to thank them from the bottom of their hearts. Also, the family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Room, his long-term health care nurse, Ann Bartman, and every nurse and doctor that assisted in caring for him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a catholic funeral service on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and interment will follow the funeral service at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph William Carey Sr. and Lena Legorie Carey.

    He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Moore Carey; daughter, Stephanie Carey Owen (Mark); proud grandfather of Joseph Robert Owen; brother, Lloyd Robert Carey Sr. (Sadie); niece, Dawn Carey St. Lucia (Stevie); nephew, Lloyd Robert Carey, Jr. (Amy), great nephews, Cy St. Lucia, Dylan Carey, and Dalton Carey; loving family members, Kaylee Jackson and Brody Brewer; and a host of cousins and other family members.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joseph William Carey Jr.

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John Iennusa,Sr.

July 18, 2018

I first met the Carey family after Hurricane Betsy when we moved next door to them on N Bernadotte. Joe was a big fan of Tulane as mentioned in his obituary and loved when they beat LSU. My father-in-law made myself an initial ring and Joe liked it so much that he had my father-in-law make him one also and wore it proudly. As Joe worked for the liquor company and I worked for Nabisco we would exchange products at times. He was always fun to be around. Wanda and Stephanie always remember the good times you all had with Joe. Rest In Peace my good friend.

Mark Owen

July 17, 2018

I can remember the very first time I met Mr. Joe ( aka paw to me) i had just met Stephanie and he and Wanda (aka ma to me) were off on a trip, a couple days after they returned I went to pick up Stephanie and they were home so I got to meet them for the first time. There I was meeting MA and that all went well then had to meet PAW who was sitting at the table reading his newspaper so I walk across the room to shake his hand and nothing he just keeps on reading at this point my heart starts to race fearing the worst and after being prompted by Steph. and her mom he ever so slowly he releases the paper from his right hand shake my hand then goes back to reading his paper never a word I was to say the least scared to death at this point saying what the hell am I getting into here. Not long after things got much better Joe was not a bully or mean person just got his point across really quick and as time passed we did alot of laughing and fun things together he is a great man with a heart full of love that he shared with everyone he came in touch with he will be greatly missed but never ever forgotten he had a great life. Just one favor please tell everyone there I love and miss them all. If only Heaven had visiting hours.

Dan Fitzgerald

July 15, 2018

Back in the early 90’s I had met Joe as a brewery representative for Molson & Foster’s while our products were distributed by F Strauss & Sons. Joe was the best manager to make calls with in New Orleans and surrounding communities. Joe always found that out-of-the-way place with the best food you’d ever eaten! A three hour lunch was the “norm”. We celebrated his sales success with Cruise trips and the now infamous Spring Break South Padre Island volleyball on the beach trip...thank the Lord we didn’t have camera phones back then! Joe was a great human being, incredibly funny and yes...giving you a jab or two along the way. Rarely seen him without a smile on his face. Joe will be sorely missed. May he Rest In Peace with Jesus Christ and Our Father at his side.

Ann Bartman

July 12, 2018

I’ll miss your grumbling about “always being late “ and calling me “blue hair” long after it was gone and taking pictures of that “famous butt” on a regular basis!

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