John Robert Carey, 86
John Robert Carey, affectionately known as Uncle Jack to those who knew and loved him, died peacefully in Cotuit on September 16, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Jack was born the son of Elizabeth (Carter) and Ernest Carey and grew up in Everett and Malden. He graduated from Malden High School and attended Boston University. He later moved to Cotuit with his sister, Ruthanne Grover and other members of his family.
Jack was a kind gentleman with a quick wit and keen intellect who amused everyone that surrounded him with his wry humor and broad knowledge.
From a young age, he was passionate about sports, particularly the Boston teams, and was a skilled, graceful athlete himself. He also loved animals, music and old movies.
He is survived by his devoted sister, Ruthanne, with whom he spent many years of companionship. He is also survived by his nephews and niece, Scott Grover and his wife Amy, Carey Grover and his wife Suzanne, Paul Grover and his former wife Lisa, Tracie Grover and her partner Patricia Avallone, nine great nieces and nephews and one great, great niece.
Jack’s family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care and compassion he received while a resident at Senior Living Residences in Pocasset and Cotuit Royal.
A private burial service will be held at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit.
Contributions in Jack’s memory can be made to the MSPCA of Cape Cod, 1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632