Br. Paul-Allan FSD (Paul D.) passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Samaritan Hospital after a long illness. He was 78. Brother was the son of Maria Leah Navin Maloney Carey and Joseph A. Carey and brother of J. Gerard Carey who have predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Mary Leah Mason (Alex E); nephews Brian E. Mason of Waterford; Kenneth J. Mason of Troy and Joseph P. Carey of Colonie and best friend Lynn Swank of Rexford. He leaves a host of cousins in the Carey Family.
A graduate of St. Francis Seminary, Staten Island he later earned his degree in music from The College of St. Rose. His entrepreneurial skill saw the founding of the Carey Organ Co., Inc., with his friend and business partner and the rebuilding of the historic "Grand Organ" at St. Josephs', Troy. His musical accomplishments at St. Joseph's were legion and appreciated by people from throughout the tri-city area, At St. Joseph's he was Minister of Music for 27 years and then recently for another four years. He leaves behind two valued Carmelite Friar friends; Frs. James R. Sidoti and Lucian W. Beltzner.
At a later date he founded the Franciscans of San Damiano community for which he was its General Minister for several years. He leaves a number of brothers spread throughout the US.
The funeral will be held at St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12 Noon. Guests may greet the family beginning at 10 o’clock during a musical presentation by the Festival Choir founded by Br. Paul-Allan. A private burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy at a later date.
The family wishes to thank Br. Paul-Allan’s friends for their assistance and care during his illness. The family also wishes to thank the staff of the 6th floor at Samaritan Hospital for the care provided during the last days of Br. Paul-Allan’s life.
Those wishing to remember Br. Paul-Allan in a special way may donate to St. Joseph’s Church organ fund or stained glass window fund, 416 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180.