John W. Carey

February 10, 1962September 19, 2018

John William Carey, 56 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday September 19th, 2018 at his home in South Carolina. John was born on February 10th, 1962 in Yonkers, NY to John T. and Diana E. Carey. He married the love of his life, Susan Challacombe on August 20th, 1988 and raised four children together. After 20 years of service with the NYPD, he retired to South Carolina to live the good life and play golf. Along with golf, John had an unparalleled passion for busting chops, golf, the cowboys, and a true appreciation for good humor. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Diana, his brother, Matt, and his wife, Susan. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Laura, Teresa, Pat, Timmy, and Pete, his four children, Dave, Kelly, Erin, and John, and his grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Friday, September 28th from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM and Saturday, September 29th at 9:00AM at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Inc. A service will be held at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church following the Saturday morning viewing at 10:00AM. Flowers or donations may be sent to Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Inc., 73 North Liberty Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980.


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Philip Valles

October 25, 2018

Worked with John, back in the 44 Pct, Bronx, during the mid 80's. What a gentleman. Great cop. My sincere condolences to his family. May John rest in eternal peace.

Philip Valles; Retired NYPD-44 Pct

Mary Cooney

September 26, 2018

John, I have so many happy memories of our days growing up together. I wouldn’t trade them for anything! The world is a much sadder place without you in it. It hurts to think that maybe you couldn’t get help when you needed it most, especially when I think about how you spent your lifetime helping others in their time of need. You were a great protector here on earth; I know you will continue to protect from above. Thank you for your friendship and for the laughter and the good times. I feel very lucky to have known you! You always had a way of making me laugh and lightening my spirits. I could always count on you. Which reminds me--I’m counting on meeting up with you again in the next life, so please convince Saint Peter to let me in when I get there. Thanks! I owe you one, as usual. Until then, I will miss you, my dear friend. Peace and love always, Mary C.

Rob Gustavsen

September 26, 2018

Hey old friend, we played on the field together for many years and those days are some of my fondest. I am saddened that you came up short on the timeline we all have for each other but I am proud to have known you so long. I am a better man for knowing you and that’s a great legacy. I hope to see you again old friend till then thanks for the many years we had as kids...... your old buddy Gus