Mary Esther Carey, 75, homemaker, teacher

September 03, 2004

Mary Esther Carey, a homemaker and substitute teacher, died of a pulmonary embolism Aug. 27 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Sparks resident was 75.

Born Mary Esther Carroll in Baltimore and raised on Bartlett Avenue, she was a 1947 graduate of Eastern High School, where she performed in an all-female stage production of Pride and Prejudice. She attended what is now Towson University and studied drama with the old Hopkins Theater Group.

In 1948, she married T. Kenny Carey, a Polytechnic Institute teacher and lacrosse coach who later taught social studies at Dulaney High School. The couple owned and managed two Ocean City summer rental properties, the Virginian and the Sea Cloud. Mrs. Carey also was a substitute teacher at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin.

She enjoyed reading and walking, and contributed to environmental groups including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Services are private.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Thomas Carey of Baltimore and Timothy Carey of Timonium; two daughters, Page Fisher of Lutherville and Patricia Everett of Timonium; and eight grandchildren.

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