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Charles Carey, 61, Decorated Ossining Army Veteran

OSSINING, N.Y. – Charles "Chuck" William Carey Jr., a lifelong resident of Ossining, died June 2. He was 61.

He was born in Ossining on Oct. 4, 1950, to Charles William and Edith E. Garrett Carey.  He graduated from Ossining High School in 1969 and enlisted in the U.S. Army the following year. 

Carey served two tours in Vietnam with the 783rd Transportation Unit in Vung Tau, Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two stars and the National Defense Service Medal. 

He was a member of Local 235 Laborers International Union in Elmsford. Carey was also a member of the American Legion Parker Bale Post 1597 and the Sun Up Rod and Gun Club. 

Surviving are his mother, Edith; two brothers, Timothy (Alida) Carey and Peter (Susan) Carey; a sister, Kathleen Smith and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Charles Sr.; two brothers, Richard Carey and Michael Carey and a sister, Sharron Schroh. 

Visiting hours from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Augustine's Church. Burial will follow at St. Augustine's Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Augustine's Church, 381 N. Highland Ave., Ossining, NY 10562.

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