Emma Eiholzer Carey of Lake Moraine Rd., Hamilton, NY, formerly of Utica, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, April 30, 2009.
She was born in Chester, Iowa, a daughter of Karl and Marie Kneubuhl Eiholzer. Her family moved to upstate New York when she was a child and she received her education in local schools, graduating from Morrisville High School. On September 16, 1950, Emma was married to Stephen J. Carey at St. Theresa’s Church in Munnsville. Stephen predeceased her on April 26, 2002. A Hamilton resident for the past five years, she was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. Previously living in Utica, she was a communicant of St. Francis DeSales Church for many years.
Emma was a homemaker, devoted to her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who spent many years caring for others. Emma loved the outdoors and possessed a quick wit. She was a devout Catholic who had a firm belief in the power of prayer.
Surviving are her children, Michael Carey of Buffalo; Susan Carey of Hamilton; Sheila and John Schneider of TX; Stephen Carey and Susan Neander of CA; Patrice Carey and Richard Capirci of Hamilton, Mary Kathleen Carey of Hamilton; Eileen and Eli Ilano of CA; her beloved grandchildren, Matthew Schneider, Arianne, Danielle and Brigitte Capirci, Prince Ilano and Cora Belle Carey; sisters, Emilie Eiholzer and Gertrude Winkler, both of Eaton; Theresa Carter (Paul) of Sherrill and Frances Snyder (Robert) of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Herman and James Eiholzer, both of Eaton; and many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Susan Berkowitz; her brothers, Carl, Joseph and George Eiholzer, and sisters, Marie Eiholzer, Anna Manning, Helen Eiholzer and Martha Gregory.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at St. Mary’s Church, 16 Wylie St., Hamilton, followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hamilton.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton on Tuesday from 2-4 PM.
In lieu of flowers, Emma’s family has requested that donations be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110-4799.