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Obituary of Patrick Brian Carey
Patrick Brian Carey, age 63 of Franklinville, formerly of West Berlin, NJ, on August 10, 2018.
Beloved husband of Ann Marie (nee Driver); devoted father of Brian (Breanna) of Smithville, NJ and Michael of Franklinville, NJ. Loving brother of Thomas J. (Peg) of West Berlin and Barbara Bennett (Joseph) of Washington Twp., NJ.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Patrick’s viewing from 9:30-11:15 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Simon Stock Parish / Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church - 178 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009 where his funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick’s memory to the Deborah Hospital Foundation - PO Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
Patrick Brian Carey loved life…
But first and foremost, he loved his family. Patrick grew up in West Berlin, NJ. Pat attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel grade school and was a huge fan of baseball. Pat played, coached and umpired baseball and men's softball for 46 years. He started his passion playing CYO baseball at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Berlin and continued until his last years of coaching in 2007 representing Delsea during summer and fall baseball for the varsity team. Pat was also actively involved in local basketball where he was a Coach and President of Franklin Township Youth Basketball.
Pat was a graduate of Camden County Vocational School class of 1974. He had a kinship with organized labor being a shop steward and member of the Board of AFSCME Local 2301 while an employee at Lakeland Hospital. He was employed at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard for 18 years as a marine pipefitter where he also held positions for Pipefitters UA Local 754.
When the Navy Yard closed, Pat chose to reinvent himself.He went back to school and pursued a career in which he felt he could make an even more profound difference. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rowan University in 2001 and became a Teacher and advocate of special needs children, serving from 2001-2010 in the Pennsville, Mullica Township, and Washington Township School Districts. Pat left an impression on everyone he met. He loved traveling and exploring new places, and made life an adventure for himself and all those who were lucky enough to know him. He was loved by family and friends whose lives he touched and will be forever remembered.