Vincent Edward Carey

He lived his life never knowing a stranger: Vince would strike up a conversation with anyone and leave them with a “God bless you, my friend.” This Interaction came in handy as he was meeting people to build his Insurance business, but in reality he was just curious about people. He was confident, adept in everything from structuring IRA’s to building a deck and could pull off just about any look, still looking great with a Hawaiian shirt and fishing cap. With his children, he strived to mentor them in everything from business to sports, eventually becoming more of a best friend. And as a grandfather he crafted 18 unique relationships. But if they had one thing in common it was love for pop-pop’s swimming pool and basketball court. And he endeavored to pass on his most cherished gift, his faith, and not just with his family. Vince was a strong presence in his parish family also by being a Trustee and a Eucharistic Minister. Vince’s love of the Lord would be known worldwide: he even built a Catholic School in India. For years he has been a daily communicant at Sacred Heart in Riverton. He played a little golf: his clubs knew if they misbehaved they’d be getting tossed. And bowled for years, coming close to a perfect game from time to time. He had a home in Surf City for some years where he liked to throw some shoes, swim in the ocean and show off his sunburn. Vince served our nation in the army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany where he was a Chief Secretary for a General of Wartime Affairs; who then accidentally overturned the general’s Jeep. He’d meet a pretty girl at a friend’s party. The two would get a chance to make some drinks; he and the beautiful Judy Kenney locked eyes and it was over. Their marriage was blessed by 7 children: Karen Youngberg, Mark (Santa), Scott (Jennifer), Brian (Chrissy), baby Andrew (predeceased), Shawn (Alicia) and Patrick and 18 grandchildren.
Come celebrate 75 great years Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 9-10 a.m. at Jesus, the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Peter’s Church, Riverside where there will be a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Peter Cemetery.

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