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William H. Carey Jr., Longtime Educator


William H. Carey Jr., 74 husband of Susan (Fippinger) Carey of Wethersfield, died Tuesday (Sept. 1, 1998) in St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Hartford, Carey was the son of the late William H. and Mary (Welch) Carey. He was a U.S. Marine, 3rd Marine Division, during World War II. Carey graduated Bulkeley High School in 1941, Trinity College in 1950, and Michigan State University 1951 and he obtained his 6th year degree from the University of Hartford. Carey taught in the Torrington School system from 1955-1957, the Hartford Public School System from 1957-1968, and was Vice Principal in Hartford at the Brackett-Northeast Elementary School from 1968-1971, Barnard-Brown Elementary School from 1971-1972, and the Eleanor B. Kennelly Elementary School from 1972-1987.Besides his wife, Susan, he leaves two sons William H. Carey III and his wife, Jacquline, and Daniel M. Carey, all of Hartford; two daughters, Elizabeth Guild of Wethersfield, Marie C. and her husband Thomas Meaney of Florida; five grandchildren, Cristen, and Megan Carey, Scott Guild and Christopher and David Holt; his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph M. and Dorothy Carey and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Marie Bowman. The Farley Sullivan Funeral Home at 34 Beaver Street, Wethersfield, was in charge of all arrangements. Last Friday September 4, Carey was buried with full military honors at Village Cemetary in Wethersfield.

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