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June 12, 2013

Gerald Carey, 79

Peabody — Gerald T. Carey, 79, died peacefully on Sunday evening June 9, at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, following an extended illness.

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cummings) Carey. He was a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated Peabody High School, Class of 1951, and then graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in engineering.

Mr. Carey was an engineer with Whitman & Howard, Inc. of Wellesley, where he enjoyed a career until retiring 17 years ago.

Gerald enjoyed living in Peabody and was active in the city, serving on the planning board with the city of Peabody for many years. He was a perpetual member of the PHS Reunion committee, and was passionate that he was engaged and maintained his lifelong friends. He was inducted into the Peabody Hall of Fame for his career achievements. He was a brilliant mathematician, an avid fan of the Boston sports teams, and will be remembered for his good mind. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him.

He is survived by a daughter, Maria Carey and son, John Carey; two brothers, John Carey and Larry Carey; and a special companion friend, Cathy “Ginny” Aylward.

ARRANGEMENTS: PLEASE NOTE: Corrected time of Graveside Funeral Service Wednesday June 12, 11:30 a.m., in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit for online obituary and to sign condolences.