Rita E. Carey

December 11, 1921February 10, 2021

Rita Carey (99) passed away on February 10th at Greenwich Hospital after a brief illness.

She lived most of her life in Yonkers and her last years in Eastchester. She was born 12/11/1921. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She had a wonderful group of nieces and nephews who kept in close contact and always included her in their gatherings. She was a long time member of St. Joseph’s Parish and a member of the St. Joseph’s senior club. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years. Rita is survived by her sons; Frank (Martha), John (Terry) and Gerard; eight grandchildren and eight great-children. She was predeceased by her daughter Mary Ellen, her husband Francis Carey and her four sisters and two brothers. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday 2-6pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church on Monday February 15th at 10am. Final disposition will be private. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488



  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 15, 2021


  • Private Cremation


Rita E. Carey

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mary mcweeney

February 13, 2021


my thoughts and prayers are with you during this diffucult time .

Mary Huberty

February 12, 2021

To the Carey family,
I was friends with Rita for 50 plus years. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. We spent many special moments together. She had tremendous faith, a positive attitude and always made everyone around her feel comfortable. She will be dearly missed. May she rest in eternal peace. I love you, Rita, my dear friend.

Richard Fitzsimmons

February 11, 2021

Jerry, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. May she RIP
Rich Fitzsimmons

Mary Ellen McGuinness

February 11, 2021

Rita always had a story and a smile. We have such wonderful memories to cherish. She prayed for everyone and her devotion to her faith was seen daily. Sending our prayers and thoughts to all. May she Rest In Peace! Love, Mary Ellen and Gene

Anthony Aliberto

February 11, 2021

Rita Carey continues to be an inspiration for us all with her always positive attitude and outlook on life. She shared her love for everyone with smiles resembling one of sainthood and compassion. May she rest in peace and blessings knowing she is always loved by those dear to her. God bless you Rita.

Nancy and Greg Ferguson

February 11, 2021

I called Rita before her birthday and we talked about old days for over an hour. When we hung up I felt so happy and grateful to have her here to talk to. I know Rita will rest in peace and her memory will remain in our hearts. It’s hard to imagine that she’s not in her living room listening to mass on tv. Greg and I wish to convey our deepest condolences.

Peggy McKenna

February 10, 2021

Dear Jack, Terry, Frank, Martha & Gerard,
We are so sad to hear about Rita. She will definitely be missed.
Loved listening to her stories about all the family members.
She had a heart of gold. So kind to all. With love, Tom & Peggy