Judith E. Carey


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Ipswich, MA - On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Judith Ellen Shoares Carey passed away in her sleep with her family in attendance and Ave Maria playing in the background. She came into this world in October of 1938 and spent her younger years growing up on Highland Street in East Gloucester. Many years were spent as an active member of the Rainbow Girls. Her father was a member of the Odd Fellows. Her grandfather was a "Michigan Bear" who came from Charlevoix, Michigan, to Gloucester. She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1956. Her collegiate years were spent at Curry College and Suffolk. After graduating from Suffolk, Judith became a second grade teacher at the Hovey School. Judith met Walter Carey and married in 1962. Later they welcomed three children to the family Cynthia, Walter and Daniel. The entire family enjoyed activities at Bass Rocks Golf Club. Walter and Judith had their wedding reception there before honeymooning at Niagara Falls. Judith enjoyed attending her children's theatrical performances and her grandchildren's sporting events. Her love of helping elderly people showed through her work at Action, Inc. where she worked for well over 30 years. She was known as Grammie, Becky, Aunt Judy and Great-Aunt Judy.
Judith was predeceased by her two brothers Peter Shoares and Garry Shoares. She is survived by her sisters Gail Shoares Becker Covey of Fla., Joan Shoares Gray Finklea Kelly of Va.; and aunt Ruth Shoares Tuck of Fla. She is also survived by her three children, Cynthia married to Dean Frontiero living in Ipswich, Mass; Walter T. III married to Debra Carey living in Westford, Mass., and Daniel married to Pamela Carey living in Chelmsford, Mass. She has five grandchildren, Brian, Carina, Amanda, Amy and Emily; many nieces and nephews, as well as cherished friends throughout Cape Ann.

There will be no funeral or memorial services at Judith's request. Her ashes will be spread in Gloucester, Mass., and in Maine and a few other warm places. In lieu of flowers, please take a ride around the back shore of Gloucester or perform an act of kindness. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 15, 2019
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Brian Carey
May 19, 2019
Grammie will forever hold a special place in my heart, as we always shared stories and happy memories whenever we were together. I am glad I got to sing Peace In The Valley for you, and your spirit will be ever-present up at Camp. Love you!
Sally Hodge Barusso
May 15, 2019
May you Rest In Peace my dear old school and East Gloucester friend.Every time I do the back shore drive I’ll think of you! My condolences to your family.
Michael Shea
May 15, 2019
She was a woman possessed of unique qualities. Most likely due to her being a descendant of the Michigan Bear lineage.

Judy could stop you in your tracks with a look or a word, nothing more needed. She was an amazing resilient survivor who cared for her family in all instances. She will be missed here but she is now home and at peace. God bless.