In Loving Memory of William Carey

February 25, 1941
Throgs Neck, NY
January 23, 2018
Port St. Lucie, FL
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Thursday 4-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

February 01, 2018


St. Anthony of Padua Church

Mass of Christian Burial

149 South Pine Creek Road

Friday, February 2, 2018 11:00 AM


Family Gathering


Americares ( or to a charity of your choice.

William E. Carey

William E. Carey, age 76, died suddenly on January 23rd in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was formerly of Fairfield, CT where he lived and raised his family. He was born and raised in the Bronx to the late Margaret (Loretta) Haertel Carey.
Bill is survived by his loving fiancée, Lorraine Novak. In addition, he is survived by his devoted and loving children; Deirdre Hoinoski and her husband Joseph of Colleyville, Texas, Jessica Carey of Fairfield, Brian Carey and his wife Maura Brennan Carey of Fairfield, and Matthew Carey of Brooklyn, NY. He is survived by his beloved grandchildren, William and Sophie Hoinoski and Kieran and Teagan Carey. Bill is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and an abundance of dear and close friends.
Bill held a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a MBA from Iona University. He always worked hard and provided for his family and put all five of his children through college. He was an avid skier and fisherman and he loved to teach people how to fish.
Known to everyone as “Uncle Bill”, he had an ability to touch many lives. He was a friend to all, a witty confidante and a compassionate, loving person. He was an advisor to so many people. He had a deep faith in people and in God, and that faith carried him through his life. Above all else, he believed in the power of positive thinking.
Throughout his life he endured much heartache but he remained positive and faithful through it all. He would tell people “Darling, the only thing you can control in this life is your attitude”. He believed that and lived his life to that sentiment. He chose every day to live a life of gratitude.
He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Anne Marie (DeMasi) Carey, his children Liam and Meegan Carey, his grandson Zachary Owen Hoinoski and his only sibling, Mary Diane Carey. He was also predeceased by his beloved in-laws Victor and Mary Ellen DeMasi.
Friends may call to Spear Miller Funeral Home (39 South Benson Road Fairfield, CT) on Thursday February 1st from 4-8 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony’s of Padua at 149 South Pine Creek Road in Fairfield at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2nd. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his memory to Americares ( or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. You have all been through too much sadness already. I hope your memories make it a bit easier to come to grips with it all. Love you guys! Gail

  2. We were so sorry to learn of Bill’s departure from this life. It was too soon. We send love and condolences to all his loved ones who will miss him forever.
    In sympathy,
    Selina Strong and Ron Blumenfeld

  3. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May you find solace and healing in your fondest memories of a good and kind man.

  4. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Bill, whom I met through Cursillo, was my friend and mentor. Despite struggles of his own, he did much to keep my ship afloat as I navigated the sometimes rough waters of the corporate world in the early 80s in Stamford. May God richly reward him for his kindness to me and to so many others.