Joyce Ellen Carey, 60, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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