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Friday, November 14, 2014

Eugene McCarey

Eugene McCarey, age 60, passed away on Thursday, November 13th, at home surrounded by his loving family.

As a result of being a first responder to 911, Eugene fought a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on August 9th, 1954 in the Bronx, New York to the late James McCarey and Rita Murray.

Eugene graduated from All Hallows High School in the Bronx.

Eugene worked at Dept. of Environmental Protection at Jerome Reservoir for many years.  He then joined the Fire Department and retired as a New York City Firefighter from Ladder Company 36, Engine 95.  He worked side-by-side with his fellow firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11. 

Eugene enjoyed music, a good game of chess, traveling, taking photos, jogging, tinkering with cars and computers, and was always willing to help a friend in need.  He completed two New York City Marathons in 1993 and 1994.  Eugene and his son Steven fulfilled a life-long dream and went on a trip together to China earlier this year.

Eugene is survived by his son; Stephen McCarey, brother; Hugh McCarey, sister; Mary Murray, and nephews Kevin & John Murray, great-nieces; Sydney, Emma, and Katie, great-nephews; Kristian and Logan, special friends; Bob Barter and Terry and Peggy Clare, and many friends and acquaintances.

Calling hours for the public will be held Monday, November 17th, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, (Rte 9 Marion Ave), Saratoga Springs, New York.

A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. 


  1. One of the few men I have ever felt love for. A seeker, a lover of all things beautiful, a champion of those with less, a true hero, a man of action, not words, an Irishman! Need I say more? Someone who will be missed by all in the physical sense, but his deeds and love of life will accompany me until I join him in the great beyond. Thank you for sharing some of you with me. I love you. Terence P. Clare (Terry)

  2. A man who I could call a brother...who extended his help and opened his heart to me...Who shared his fears as well as his joys...A man I love dearly and will miss..I will celebrate his life in my memories...Rest easy Gene...
    Walter Bonczek

  3. he was a friend that was willing to be helpful and always had a smile for the people he cared for.

  4. So sorry for your loss Stephen, Hugh, Mary, Kevin and John. I have such great memories of Gene. Jersey shore vacations with the kids, Christmas at the firehouse. He had a kind and generous heart and always brought light and humor to any situation. I know he’s looking over you, Stephen. Stay strong. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. May I call you GENE-O? I asked. "Of course you can." He said. In 5 short years I knew him a lifetime. He invited me in to his heart with open arms. God speed Gene-o, and thank you.

  6. I mourn the passing of Gene and send my sincere condolences to his son Stephen and the McCarey family.

  7. The world has lost a wonderful Man. I am very lucky to have had the privilege to have him in my life. Rest in peace friend. I Love You Gene

  8. Mike, Kim and Kellie McClanahanNovember 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    You Enriched our lives in the time that we knew you. Sail on Heavens Oceans Gene.

  9. Gene will always be in the hearts of ones that knew him. Memories of our friendship bring only good thoughts. Gene will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to his family.

  10. What a blessing and a treasure to have crossed paths with Gene on this journey of life.

  11. I am so sorry to hear the news of Genes passing. He was a kind and gentle soul. My condolences to Stephen and the rest of the family.
    "Slánte Abhaile Gene"

  12. Murray Family, Monaghan, IrelandNovember 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Condolences and deepest sympathy to the McCarey family and all Gene’s friends and colleagues on your sad loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm. May he Rest in Peace. From the Murray clan and extended family, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.