Latham-Patricia "Patty" F. Carey (Lamb), 70, of Latham, New York, passed away on December 14, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after a short illness. Patty leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, Edward "Ed" C. Carey Jr., and their three children, Andrea (Cunningham) of Latham, Ted (Edward III), also of Latham, and Alexander, of San Diego, California. Patty also leaves behind four grandchildren, all of Latham, McKenzie (19), Michael (18), Bryan (16) and Clare (11) Cunningham. Patty was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Virginia Lamb of Saugerties, New York, and her brother Arthur Lamb, also of Saugerties.
Patty grew up in Saugerties, where her family operated Lamb Hardware for generations. She attended St. Mary of the Snow elementary school and graduated from Saugerties High School in 1966. She and Ed knew each other since childhood, having attended both elementary and high school together, and they married in 1968. After Ed was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, the couple moved to Latham where they have lived since 1974. Patty graduated from Schenectady Community College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and worked as a paralegal before joining the Department of Criminal Justice of New York State. Patty retired from the State in 2012. Since then, Patty and Ed split time between Latham and South Carolina, as well as frequent visits to California. Patty loved to travel and was able to experience some of her "bucket list" including seeing (and hugging) the Sequoias and Redwoods in California, walking down Lombard Street in San Francisco (the "crookedest street in the world"), cruises through the Caribbean and around Nova Scotia, visiting New Orleans and Hawaii, and walking the sands of Myrtle Beach in the middle of winter (frequently while talking to her children in New York to rub it in.) Patty was creative and artistic and loved to paint and craft. She was quick to laugh and was genuinely appreciative of all the good things in her life. Most of all, Patty loved her family and friends and was loved endlessly in return. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church 498 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Latham. Flowers can be sent to Dufresne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home at 149 Old Loudon Road in Latham by Friday January 11, 2019.
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