April 16, 1959 ~ August 20, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Cathleen A. Carey “Cathy”

Greece:  August 20, 2021 at age 62.  Predeceased by her mother and father, Marjorie and Francis Carey.  She is survived by her dear friend and caregiver, Melissa McMullen; Christine Eli, Cynthia Dana, Leni Rayburn, Lana Rudy; her furry companions; Franky and Chance; all her library colleagues at Rochester General.
A special thank you to the cancer team at Rochester General Hospital and special Doctors, Dr. Peter Kovids and Doctor Hicks for all the love and care given to Cathy.
Cathy’s visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 16th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Verona Street Animal Society or the International Myeloma Foundation in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Visitation: September 16, 2021 4:00 pm - September 16, 2021 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Cathleen A. Carey 's name.

International Myeloma Foundation

Verona Street Animal Society

184 Verona St.
Rochester, NY 14608,

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  1. Cathy will be missed by so many; both in her personal and professional life. I was fortunate to be part of her circle of close friends for 40 years. We laughed and cried together through the years and had so much fun. I have great memories which I will cherish always. Cathy was a loyal friend who defended and protected those close to her. We shared a love of hockey, music, Hallmark movies and reality television. She had a tough exterior but a heart of gold. RIP Cathy, love you.

  2. To my old High School buddy, so glad I got to see you before n May while visiting in Rochester! I will never forget that beautiful smile 😃 of yours! God bless you!

  3. 48 years of friendship cannot be summed up but I have and will think of you every day. I know you were with Farrell and I walking in Mt. Hope last week and sharing some laughs. Thanks for visiting me in my dream the other night. We will miss you.

  4. Cathy was a good friend. I was friends with Cathy thru my sister Ann. I remember back in high school days going to the Amerks and Red Wings games and having a great time. Cathy was very smart, funny, and a very good and kind woman. Heaven has a new angel. I know she will be missed by many, including me. RIP

  5. My superwoman, Cathy was a blessing to me as being the most reliable, astute and intelligent medical library assistant that I could ever hope to have in my career. She was my right arm for decades; helping me to create a strong and well known Circuit Librarian Program that served several healthcare institutions. She was proactive and always courteous in interacting with physicians and healthcare professionals. Cathy was the “Wind Beneath my Wings.” I considered Cathy not only as an assistant but also as a friend. We worked hard but also enjoyed each other’s company with conversation and laughter. I will miss you, my superwoman and dear friend.

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