Joyce Ellen Carey, 60, of Kingston
Joyce Ellen Carey, of Kingston, N.Y., died at her home on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was 60 years old.
Born in Kingston, N.Y., on July 21, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Richard W. and Beverly (Lang) Dillon.
Joyce attended Vassar College and obtained undergraduate and master’s degrees from SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Albany, respectively. Joyce enjoyed many pursuits over the course of her lifetime, but the best times were spent with her husband, Bob, and four children, Meg, Kyle, Corryn, and Rachel. Joyce was a great athlete. She loved to run, bicycle, kayak, and her greatest passion: skiing! She spent many happy winters skiing with Bob and their children. Joyce enjoyed working at the SUNY Ulster Library as well as with Bob’s general contracting firm, where they shared ideas of how buildings could be restored or renovated.
Joyce loved cooking fantastic meals, especially for her children and for her extended family during holidays. She cherished seeing her children and nieces and nephews mature and develop close bonds. Joyce also loved to garden and spent as much time as possible in her yard during the spring, summer and fall. Together with her friend and neighbor, Rose Bonczek, they resurrected and re-established a beautiful pocket park at the site of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Building, overlooking the Rondout Creek. Joyce marched to the beat of her own drum: She enjoyed the cold waters of Cape Cod, going to the National Zoo and shoveling snow. Joyce will be remembered for her mischievous sense of humor (she regularly astonished her adult children with remarks and anecdotes), selflessness, and independent spirit.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Carey; children, Meghan Carey, Washington, D.C.; Kyle Carey, Washington, D.C.; Corryn Carey Darling, Jersey City, N.J.; Rachel Carey, New York City; and sonin-law, Eric Darling. A sister, Susan Wissman and her husband William of Arnold, Md., and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews also survive.
Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, N.Y. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral procession will form Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at 9 a.m. and process to Saint Mary’s Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley (Garden Fund) or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.