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ALOYSIUS E. McCAREY
Aloysius E. McCarey, 82, of Dimock, PA died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA. Born February 1, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Aloysius H. and Mary (Cummings) McCarey. His wife of nearly 56 years, Marie (Torpey) McCarey survives him.
He served in the US Navy, in the submarine service in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre during World War II and like many of his, the “greatest generation,” he was extremely humble regarding his service to his country. He considered this his responsibility, his duty, and in fact re- enlisted, serving over five years. Al received many ribbons including the World War II Victory Medal.
On May 27,1950, Al married the love of his life, Marie, and like his service to his country, his service to wife and family became the sole focus of his life. He began working for his father-in-law’s florist business in Philadelphia, PA and learned his life’s trade. Pursuing a childhood dream of being a farmer, he purchased a farm in Susquehanna County, moving his family from the city to the mountains of Springville Township in 1963. His children had the sweet privilege of growing up on those hills, running, playing, swimming, and learning from this man the simple lesson that sometimes life is just hard work. Finally, in 1970 he opened his own flower shop, Al McCarey Florist and through his life example, continued to pass on to his family his work ethic and his love for the simple things in life. He loved to walk those hills, to fish, and to paint, which he was able to pursue with renewed passion upon retiring.
Al left Susquehanna County in 1985, lived in Somers Point, New Jersey; Reno, Nevada; and Atlanta, Georgia, before returning in 2002, spending his final years caring for his wife, Marie. He will be remembered always for his loyalty, faithfulness, and patience.
In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Marie Therese and Gary Pierson, Atlanta, GA, Mary E. and Mark Zdancewicz, Springville, PA, Mavorurneen K. and John Boner, Springville, PA, Gloria R. and Lowell Dyson, Springville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Aloysius E. and Kim McCarey, Montrose, PA, Terrence M. and Laura McCarey, Montrose, PA, Mark Carl McCarey, Springville, PA; 23 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Litchfield, Willow Grove, PA; nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Carl and Edward McCarey; and by one great-grandchild.
A Memorial Mass was held on Thursday, March 23, at the Holy Name Of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, PA.
The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to to the charity of one´s choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801.
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