Died on Wednesday, February 16 following a brief illness, she was 88 years old.
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.