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William Francis Carey

William Francis Carey, 57, husband of Paula E. (Markos) Carey of Broadway Ave., Ext., returned to the Lord Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Beverly Hospital, surrounded by friends and family after a brief hospital stay. Bill, as most knew him, was born in Chelsea January 18, 1960, son of the late  Mary Ann (Kohut) Carey of Peabody and William Edward Carey of Cork, Ireland. While growing up in Peabody, Bill was an avid student-athlete and participated in a variety of sports. He continued his passion for football while attending Norwich University in Vermont. He was a trained Physical Therapist and Certified Pedorthist but shared many passions and business adventures with his wife, Paula. Before the onset of his illness, Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and tying flies for fly-fishing; his interests also included raising chickens and game birds. Bill was involved for many years as a volunteer coach in the Peabody Youth Soccer Association and also at St. Mary’s of Danvers. He kept this passion for inspiring and leading young men and women for many years as assistant and head coach in track and field, and in his true passion, football. He coached for both Peabody and Ipswich High Schools. Bill also enjoyed spending time working on home renovation projects, gardening and tinkering. Although, Bill sincerely believed that his greatest achievement was his family; he was always happiest when surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Whether walking Cranes Beach, or driving the roads of Maine and Vermont, he enjoyed all life had to offer. May His Memory Be Eternal.

In addition to his wife Paula he is survived by his two  sons, Jonathan Carey of Billerica, Matthew Carey of Ipswich; a daughter, Christiana (Carey) Connaire of Birmingham, United Kingdom and three  grandchildren, Nathan Carey of Peabody, Finnley Connaire and Aidan Connaire both of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

His funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are 5 to 8 Friday. His interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 29 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101 and or the  Special Olympics, Attn: Webgifts, 1133 19th St. NW, 12th floor, Washington DC 20036.


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