Carey, Susannah Quigley
(née McBride), beloved sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 70 in her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on December 29, 2017. Susannah was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and was the third of eight children in her Irish Catholic family. She received the great honor of serving as West Virginia’s Cherry Blossom Princess in Washington, DC in 1969, and in her youth was a diving champion, a debate team winner, and an actress in Charleston Children’s Theater. She earned two master’s degrees and was a special education teacher for most of her life, a job that suited her own special talent for making every person that crossed her path feel worthy, unique, and gifted. She was a mother first and foremost to her six children, who were her everything. She was vivacious, kind, talkative, empathetic, intelligent, loving, and funny. Susannah loved to sing and imparted this love of music to her family, who are moved to tears listening to John Denver, Paul Simon, Andrea Bocelli, anything Motown, and so much more. She was a faithful servant of the Lord for all of her days, and she is finally at Home with Him.
Susannah was preceded in death by her father, Robert B. McBride, her mother, Kathryn W. Grubb, and her brothers Thomas A. and Patrick W. McBride. She is survived by her siblings Michael, Timothy Anne, Robert, Anne, and Mary Kathryn McBride; her six children, Alyson Ingram, Ashley (Todd) Allen, Bridgitte (Joshua) Brooks, Michael (Kate St. Mary) Carey, Brittany (Brian) Tromp, and Andrea (Kevin Lux) Carey; and her 11 grandchildren, Annie, David, Sam, Zach, Drew, Jaidyn, Tori, Danny, Henry, Maggie, and River.
Services will be held on Monday, January 8th, 2018 (Visitation from 10-11am and Funeral mass from 11am-12pm) at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, 5400 West Washington Blvd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208. Flowers can be sent to: 328 N. 115th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Easter Seals of Greater Wisconsin — Mom was an advocate for the disabled and would love to know she is aiding them still.