Gerald “Jerry” / “Bubba” C. Carey, 83, a lifelong resident of Keene, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2023, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.
He was born October 21, 1939, in Keene the late Carmen (Castor) and Austin Carey.
On July 2, 1960, Gerald exchanged vows with the love of his life, Jean L. Waldo at the United Church of Christ in Keene.
Gerald was formerly employed by Schleicher & Schuell Company as filter cutter and later in his career moved to maintenance and retired after 20 years of service in February 1997. He also worked for Robert Harts Shoe Company and Princess Shoe Company in Keene also as a die cutter for 20+ years.
Gerald was an avid hunter and fisherman and kept his family entertained with his stories. He loved playing softball, as a center fielder and was an amazing home run hitter receiving many awards and accolades. His most prized award being the Sportsmanship award. He was also a member of the Moose Club in Keene.
Mostly, Gerald loved to be with his family, wife, daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gerald is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Jean Carey of Keene, their daughter, Michele L. McDonald and her husband, Douglas of Sullivan, his two grandchildren, Brice (Morin) Barey and husband, James of Townsend, DE. and Alex Morin and his wife, Molly of Sullivan, his two great-grandchildren, Rowan Morin and Bailey Morin. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents and his two siblings, Richard Carey and Bruce Carey.
A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 1:00 pm in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 185 Franklin St. Boston, MA, 02110.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.