James Carey

Obituary of James William Carey

James W. Carey, 62, a longtime resident of Pequannock, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at home in the care of his family.

Born in Paterson, "Jimmy" was the son of Joseph and Carolyn Carey. Moving to Pequannock in 1974, he was a graduate of Pequannock Township High School, and also earned his Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He went on to earn his license as a B.T. Journeyman, and spent his career working under Local 25 in Carlstadt. He was a true expert in his trade, and was renowned for his skill in the trade. 

When Jimmy wasn't working, he loved to spend his time on his guitars. He was a gifted player, and also built his own instruments and wrote his own music. He was inspired by the greats of the rock n' roll genre, including Kiss, ACDC, Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Jimmy Hendrix and the Allman Brothers Band. 

Jimmy was also a gifted artist. He had a natural talent for drawing, and regularly created portraits of his friends and family. He had a passionate and driven personality. If he set his mind to a task, he would make sure to complete it. He recently taught himself how to make watch repairs, enjoying the complexity of the job at hand and executing it himself. 

Jimmy is lovingly survived by his mother, Carolyn Carey; his brother, John; his sister, Nancy; his niece and nephew, Christopher and Kimberly Carey; and his aunt, Georgia Spizziri and her husband Frank, as well as their daughters, Karen Youngs and Kathy James. 

Visiting will be held Tuesday from 1-3 pm at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held 10 am Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains. Burial will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in Jimmy's memory would be greatly appreciated by the family. 


Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church
155 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States


M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States