Raymond F. Carey, 88, Korean War Veteran

Raymond F. Carey, 88, of Plaistow, N.H., a longtime former resident of Groveland, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 2 at Lowell General Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen P. “Mitzi” (Campbell) Carey, who died on Dec. 8, 2000.

The only son of the late Raymond and Ruth (O’Neil) Carey, he was born in Salem on Nov. 6, 1929 and was a graduate of Beverly High School. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War, honorably discharged in 1953 as Private First Class.

He had a lifetime career as a purchasing agent for Mack Advertising Company in Everett.

Carey had a passion for life and lived it with gusto. An avid sports fan, he played football, baseball and track at Beverly High School. He also closely followed the Red Sox and Patriots. He remained active throughout his life, had a great sense of humor, and was extremely proud of his family. He also felt very blessed to have met Marjorie Hersey of Plaistow, N.H., who has been his loving companion for the past 13 years.

His life’s legacy will continue to warm the hearts of those he loved and cherished - his two sons, Richard A. Carey and wife Elaine of Hampton, N.H., and Robert F. Carey and wife Robin of Exeter, N.H., and former longtime Merrimac residents; his five grandchildren, Richard R. Carey, Patricia L, Pamela L. Robert P. and Jennifer L., along with his 10 great-grandchildren and his dearest friend Marjorie and her wonderful family.

A period of visitation will be held Friday, June 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Highland Street Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, immediately followed by services at the funeral home and burial at Riverview Cemetery in Groveland. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.