Obituary Details

Margaret Theresa Carey

May 8, 1931 - December 18, 2019

Birthplace & Residence

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Mass

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, December 27, 2019
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Columbarium
Date:
Friday, December 27, 2019
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Margaret Theresa Carey, age 88, a daughter of Irish immigrants Michael Logan and Margaret (Meehan) Logan who was born May 8, 1931 in West Philadelphia PA passed away on December 18, 2019 in Raleigh NC.

Margaret (Peg) has two living siblings Jack Logan (PA) and Tom Logan (IL) and three deceased, Michael Heneghan, Kate Egan, and Patricia Gorman.

Peg graduated from West Catholic for Girls in 1949 and among other jobs operated an elevator for the Hilton Hotel, once giving Thomas Dewey a lift but not enough to get him elected president. In 1952, she decided to not enter the convent and instead married William Emmett Carey for which her three children William Edward, Michael Patrick and Anna Carey and three grandchildren Michael Emmett Carey, Monroe Street and Zack Ellenbogan are very grateful. When her youngest child started school, Peg started taking classes at Penn State. She then graduated from Bucks Country Community College where she formed and led the Ozeons an organization for older students returning to school. She received her BA in Education from The University of Bridgeport (CT) when her oldest child graduated from high school. She furthered her education with an MA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Peg briefly taught school in Wake County then created the very successful Newspaper in Education Program at the Raleigh News and Observer and after a move to New Jersey the same at the Trenton (NJ) Times. After she retired, Peg volunteered for over 15 years at the Dorcas Thrift Shop which fit nicely with her lifetime passion for bargaining hunting.

Putting aside traditional rivalries in the interest of science this Tar Heel graduate donated her body to the Duke Medical school.

A funeral mass will be held at 11am on December 27th 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 2718 Overbrook Drive, Raleigh NC.

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Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Cemetery

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Columbarium
2718 Overbrook Drive
Raleigh, NC 27608