Maria A. Carey

Maria A. Carey

March 09, 1963 - February 17, 2016

Maria A. Carey

March 09, 1963 - February 17, 2016


Maria Carey
March 9, 1963 – February 17, 2016

Maria peacefully passed away at home February 17, 2016 in San Juan Capistrano after she fought a hard battle with cancer.

Maria is survived by her spouse of 30 years, Dorothy Romano; her mother Jo Ann; niece Louisiana; her Uncle Gordon and Uncle Gene; numerous cousins, large extended family, and devoted friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Carey; her sister, Donna Carey; and her uncle, Stanley Steele.

Maria was a very special person. She was a fighter, fun-loving, jokester, loved kids, loved to travel, loved the beach and an avid Steelers fan. Maria never believed in growing up, she was a big kid! Her goal was to make people smile and laugh. She was always happy and thought everybody should be, too. She was very artistic, creative and loved to draw.

Maria will always be missed and remembered by everyone.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Make-A-Wish foundation.

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9 responses to Maria A. Carey

  1. Shaun Lether says:

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  2. Apparently Maria and I ran with someone of the same crowd many years ago but unbeknownst to each other. How ironic and crazy is that? As I try to babble out these words using my talk text I hope I get it right. Meeting Maria and Dorothy shortly after my daughter Sarah and Louisiana got together was such a fun time! I remember we went to the boat at clearman’s galley and talked and laughed and I’m sure you both thought I was some kind of crazy person! And you are right lol! As time went on and our girls became closer so did we. Scott and I bought our home in January of 2015 and I can still remember the day so clearly when you and I spoke on the phone Maria, about Louisiana, her mom Donna and some wonderful memories you shared with me. We laughed and I think we even teared up a little bit talking about Donna and the life she struggled with especially near the end. I know the whole family struggled at such a difficult time losing your dad and your sister so close together. Remembering that day I sat on the couch talking to you on the phone and just a few weeks later came the bad news. What could I do but sit back and hope and wait for our friendship to continue to grow. I dreamt of you and Dorothy coming out to our home double dating with us and the girls going to all sorts of fun exotic places laughing joking getting closer all the while watching our girls grow sharing pride love and joy throughout the experiences life held for us. I think now, that you will watch from Heaven above and I hope that Dorothy will still remain close with us and I hope that your legacy will live on through Louisiana and we will consider it a privilege for any opportunity to encourage and support that. My only regret is that I didn’t have enough time with you my dear dear precious friend. My old friend that I never knew and my new friend that I longed to know better so very badly. During the time that we had you hear you and Dorothy took Sarah and Louisiana to the fair every year . She appreciated that so much and always talked about how kind and natural you both were around her Louisiana and how comfortable she was. What a gift! I can’t thank you enough and I won’t be able to.. You are desperately missed and you always will be. There is a hole in my heart that I’m sure is hard to fathom by others but let me say this.. someone like you surely leaves a large footprint! I will do my best to honor you in any way I can buy trying to fill that footprint with love. I love you Maria and it’s so unbearable to think of the future without you here with us and our girls. I love you I love you I love you…:gift_heart:

  3. You have our deepest condolences and sympathy at a very difficult time. Please know we are here for you May god bless and strengthen you Joann

  4. Cynthia J says:

    Deepest sympathy, prayers, and condolences.A card is on its way, and I will hug you soon. Sending love, Cynthia

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