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Mary Elizabeth Carey

February 5, 1951 — February 7, 2022

Mary Elizabeth Carey

Mary Elizabeth Carey, 71, of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Liz was born on February 5, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents James Joseph Sr. and Josephine (nee Keiswetter) Carey.

Liz was raised in Cleveland, one of eight beloved children. As a member of a large family Liz learned to cherish "old school" values and could be tough and stand her ground when needed. This trait of stubbornness served her well as she managed numerous contractors through her time in the Building Department offices of Avon Lake and Bay Village.

Liz, affectionately known as "Boo" enjoyed being active in her younger life. She bowled and ice skated, and coached softball. She was a "Ms. Fix-It" and did all her own home improvements, from construction projects to home decorating and gardening. Liz also enjoyed amateur photography, watching Korean soap operas, watching storms roll in, and sitting at the beach.

Liz was also a fighter, bravely fighting a stage 4 cancer diagnosis for three years. She wanted to spend as much time being "Honey" to her grandson Gavin, who was most certainly the light of her life.

Liz is survived by her loving children Megan McIntyre and Brian O'Connor; cherished grandson Gavin; dear siblings Mary Sheila Reich, Mary Lynn Raimer (Edward), Mary Jo Groflo (David), Jay Carey, Mary Melissa Zettelmeyer (George), Peter Carey (Barbara), and Mary Therese Carey; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Molly O'Connor; son-in-law Brian McIntyre; and her parents.

Memorial contributions suggested to Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102.

Friends and family may call Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm for a visitation at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake

163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012

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