Francis E (Ted) Carey, 76, of Rochester, (formerly of Plymouth) passed away peacefully April 21st. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carol (Ustaszewski) ; his sons: Francis E (Ted) Carey of Arlington and Christopher Scott Carey and his wife, Andrea, of Carver. He adored his grandchildren, Colby Scott Carey, Allyson Jewel Carey and Tiffany DaSilveira and her husband, Joshua, of Taunton. He cherished great grandchildren Aaliyah, Cayden and Cole. He is also survived by his brother, James Carey and his wife, Sarah, of Williamsburg, VA, his nieces: Meghan Nels and her husband, Travis, of Arlington, VA, Elizabeth Rowe and her husband, Nathanael of Vacaville, CA and Nephew; Timothy Carey of Brooklyn, NY. He is predeceased by his sister, Loretta Carey and his parents, Francis and Margaret Carey.
Ted always had a smile on his face. He loved his family and country. He served in the US Army stationed in Gelnhausen, Germany where he started his family. After his service, he and his family moved to Plymouth, MA, where he was active in Plymouth Youth Soccer and Boy Scouts Troop 1620. He loved being near the water and happy to bring family and friends to the beach. Ted was an avid skier, carving turns at Waterville Valley with his family following in his tracks. His love of snow and mountains was so great, he moved to Campton NH. It served as home base as he and wife, Carol, travelled across the country and back to Europe. As the grandchildren grew older, he needed to be closer to them. He moved to the next town over. Ted found great joy watching them especially on the soccer field. He loved to cheer them on and help referees with their calls.
Born in Cambridge in 1944, Ted grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. He attended Norwich University, receiving his MBA from Southeastern Massachusetts University now UMass- Dartmouth. Ted went on to start a number of businesses including Stone-Leigh Ltd which brought him to hospitals throughout New York and New England.
Visiting Hours will be held Sunday, April 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Bartlett Funeral home on 338 Court Street, Plymouth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Monday, April 26, at 10:00 am St. Mary’s Church, 313 Court St, Plymouth. Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Ted was diagnosed with liver cancer and was grateful for the extraordinary care he received from the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers donations in is name can may be made to https://giving.massgeneral.org/cancer/donate/
His family will remember Ted on the slopes, on the water and on the sidelines of a soccer field – always smiling.