For many years, Carey served as a vice-president of public finance at Prudential Securities where he specialized in state and municipal financings.
In his later career he served as a management consultant on a variety of projects to industrial companies and international organizations.
A nephew of former New York governor, Hugh Carey, Carey wasa beloved figure in New York’s Irish American community.
He was a faithful supporter of the East End Hospice and was chairman of its 2008 gala dinner. He was honored as the recipient of this year’s 10th Annual Dorothy P. Savage Good Samaritan Award at its 2009 gala on June 27.
In the past two years, since being diagnosed with ALS, Carey was prominent in fundraising and lobbying efforts on behalf of the ALS Association and was an honoree at its dinner in New York in 2008 when he was presented with the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award.
Carey was a director of The Long Island SoundKeeper Fund. From 1979 through 1997, he was a director of the American Ireland Fund (and its predecessor, The American-Irish Foundation). He was a founding board member of Ireland’s Children and also a member of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.
Carey was active in numerous statewide and national campaign and political committees for various gubernatorial, municipal, congressional and senatorial races over the past 25 years. He also served as vice president and secretary of the parish council of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in New York.
Carey was educated at Cranwell Preparatory School and graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
Carey will be waked Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9p.m. at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street. On Friday, there will be a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue and East 66th Street.