Anna V. “Jean” (Montanino) Carey, 92, a resident of Whitehall, New York, and formerly of Comstock went into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Slate Valley Center in North Granville.
Born on Jan. 4, 1929, in Troy, New York, she was the daughter of Salvadore J. and Antoinette (Bove) Montanino.
Anna grew up in Troy, attended St. Augustine’s Grammar School and attended Lansingburg High School.
On Dec. 1, 1950, she married the love of her life Dennis E. Carey in Troy. They enjoyed 48 blessed years of marriage until Dennis’s passing on Nov. 8, 1998.
“Jean” loved to entertain. She spent her childhood years dancing on stage performing in many tap and ballet numbers. As a young adult she danced in many theatrical shows in Troy. She never lost the flare for dance and in her later years would throw on tap shoes and jig around the house!
She was an incredible singer. Whether it was at home or on stage, including several cafés throughout Troy, or at church, you couldn’t help but stop and listen to her beautiful and powerful voice! As a homemaker that love of entertaining spilled over into the kitchen where she whipped up the most amazing meals you ever tasted for her family and friends.
She loved her family with all her heart and soul! “Nunnie” to her grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren were blessed beyond measure to call her theirs.
“Jean” was a valued patron of the community, volunteering with the Glens Falls Hospital Guild, Skene Manor and with Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church where she was a communicant.
She was predeceased by her loving parents, step-mother Margaret Montanino, sister Dolores Montantino, brother Carl Montanino, son-in-law Barton T. Cuomo, daughter-in-law Kathy Carey and brothers- and sisters-in-law Carol Montantino, Mary Montantino, Joseph Darwak, Stanley Darwak, Richard (Gennie) Carey and Wanda Carey (James) Cooney.
She is survived by her daughter Jeannie Ann Cuomo of Whitehall and twins Patricia Jean (Gill) Thibodeau of Bristol, Connecticut, and William D. Carey of Fort Ann, New York; seven grandchildren Daniel (Melissa) Ellsworth, Joshua (Heather) Cuomo, Grace Cuomo (Seth) Durfee, Shannon Cuomo (Jared) Mowatt, Danielle Carey, Caitlin Carey and Kelsey Carey; 13 great-grandchildren Sarah Jane, Daniel, William and Carmella Ellsworth, Rylie and Vivian Cuomo, Quinn and Wyatt Durfee, Thea, Lark, Kross and Aiden Mowatt, Giaunna McKinzie; brother Salvadore Montinino of Troy; sisters Patricia Darwak and Donna Darwak of Cohoes as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 9 Wheeler Ave., Whitehall, New York. Burial will follow at Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield Center, New York.
Memorial donations may be made to Whitehall Skene Manor Preservation, Inc., 8 Potters Terrace, Whitehall, NY 12887 or to Whitehall Recreation Center, 28 Williams St., Whitehall, NY 12887.
Arrangements are by Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Albany, NY.
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