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Bernadette M. “Bernie” (York) Carey

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, February 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Bernadette M. “Bernie” (York) Carey, who died on Wednesday, February 16th following a brief illness, she was 88 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, masks are required in Church. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Bernie was born & raised in South Boston.  She was educated in South Boston & was an alumna of the Gate of Heaven High School, Class of 1950. After graduating, Bernie began to work at MA Bell as a Telephone Operator where she worked until she was married in January 1956. She & her husband settled in the Point of Pines section of Revere. Together they raised their 5 children in Revere and enjoyed being close to Revere Beach. After her children were grown, she returned working as a Telephone Operator, which was now, New England Tel & Tel. She later left the telephone company to run their family business, The General Edwards Inn, which was where she met her husband many years prior. She continued to operate the business until its closing. Bernie loved nothing more than to be close with her family, they were what mattered most to her. She always put her children first because she was a selfless woman. She loved to travel to Florida where she would visit her sister. Bernie also loved to dance and listen to jazz music. Bernie was the founder of “The Sandlot League” in the Point of Pines.  She will be forever remembered as being a selfless person & incredibly hardworking.

She is the beloved wife of 27 years to the late Paul W. Carey, Sr. Loving mother of Susan C. Otolo & husband Robert W. of Revere, Paul W. Carey, Jr. of Bedford & his former wife Karen Carey of South Boston, Michael R. Carey & wife Christina of Revere, Barbara A. Napolitano & husband Michael of Peabody & Brian Y. Carey & wife Jeanette of Missouri. Cherished grandmother of Gillian C. Sideri & husband Nicholas of Peabody, Robert P. Otolo & wife Angela of Danvers, Bryana Israelyan & husband Arman of Idaho, Patrick Carey of Reno, NV, Rose M. Carey of So. Boston, Courtney M. Carey of Revere, Michael Napolitano of Boston, Christopher P. Napolitano of Somerville, Erin Baxter & husband Ethan of Honolulu, HI & Matthew Carey of Missouri. Treasured great grandmother of Nicholas, Nolan, Camden & Liam.  She is the dear sister of the late William & Arthur Walsh, Mildred Vulleumier, Claire DeFranco, Audrey Fahey, Marie Barry, & Beverly Stack. She is also lovingly survived by her late companion of 20 years Selvin “Sully” Paperino and many, nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made in Bernie’s memory to the Sutton House, 7 Sewall St. Peabody, MA 01960.

Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in church.


Visiting Hours

Monday, February 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Christina Jorge
    Feb 21 2022

    My thoughts and prayers to Bernie’s family and friends. She was a wonderful lady and I’m so glad our paths crossed. I will miss her dearly. May you Rest In Peace Bernie. I’ll never forget you. So many memories over these last few years.

  2. Sutton Home
    Feb 21 2022

    All of us at Sutton Home would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Bernie’s family and her friends. We enjoyed having Bernie at Sutton. We had so many good times with her and lots of laughs. We will miss her feisty spirit.

  3. Sherrie laughlin
    Feb 20 2022

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your Mum and my friend Bernie. Oh what good times we had. So much mischief and laughter. Berni,s kids were like my brothers and sisters. I enjoyed working at the Inn. The whole family was so kind to . Berni loved to dance, laugh and eat cheeseburgers. I shall never forget my friend, Berni was one of the very best. All my love to the Carey family.

  4. Julie Burt
    Feb 17 2022

    Bernie was a wonderful lady. She was spunky, fun, and had a great sense of humor. She will be missed. May you rest in eternal peace Bernie. I love you and will never forget you. ❤ prayers to the family

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