William (Bill) J. Carey, age 74, of North Haven passed away on April 12, 2017. He was the husband of Rosemary Browne Carey. Bill was born in New Haven on September 13, 1942, son of the late Walter and Grace Fairchild Carey. Bill had worked in various professions, including as a graphic artist for the New Haven Register, President of the New Haven Typographical Union Local 47, Union Representative for the Teamsters Union Local 443, Executive Director of the Unemployment Council of the Central Labor Council, a Congressional staffer for Congressman Bruce Morrison in the 3rd District and a fundraising coordinator for the United Way. He was a member of the Branford Elks Lodge #1939, at one time serving as its Exalted Ruler. Besides his wife, Bill is survived by his children and grandchildren: Stephanie Fitzgerald Smith (Peter), Kevin Fitzgerald (Leanne) and Adrianne Carey Campbell (Peter); Parker, Jenna and Griffin Smith; Anna and Connor Fitzgerald; and Corey, Kyle, Megan and Hannah Campbell.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:30am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10am. Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4-8pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489, or to the Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven 06473.