BIDDEFORD – Anne Teckla Carey, 93, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Barron Center, Portland, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1918, the daughter of Albin and Constance Mary Jukos Kolas.
Anne was raised in Biddeford and attended local schools. She graduated from Biddeford High School in 1937 as best girl athlete. She was also known as the "Ginger Rogers" of her class. After high school she attended secretarial school in Boston. On Nov. 11, 1945, she married Daniel L. Carey of Biddeford, who predeceased her in January 1992. Throughout the years Anne held a variety of jobs. Prior to her marriage she worked as a nurse’s aide, a dental receptionist, a salesclerk and as produce manager for A&P. During her retirement years she worked part time for her nephews in their Portland bakery and served on the board of directors for a local bank. Anne was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Biddeford, and a member of the ladies sodality. She also served on numerous civic committees. For 30 years Anne and her late husband Dan enjoyed being snow birds in Zephyrhills, Fla., with Anne actively participating in numerous social activities including the Red Hat ladies.
Along with her parents, Anne was predeceased by two sisters, Josephine Batura, in 2011, and Agnes Myers, in 1996; and her daughter-in-law, Paula Paradis Carey, in 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Fannie Hirst of Biddeford and Ellen Carey of Biddeford; one son, Daniel Carey Jr. of Bangor; five grandchildren, Tiffany Hirst-Cheney of Billerica, Mass., Alicia Snow and her husband, Peter, of West Greenwich, R.I., Jennifer Nichols and her husband, Greg, of Schnecksville, Pa., Thomas Carey and his fiancee, Michelle Lufkin, of Westbrook and Michael Carey and his girlfriend, Alix Johns, of Bangor; five great-grandchildren, Trevor Cheney, Nicholas Snow, Rylee Snow, Kyle Nichols and Jake Nichols; a nephew, three nieces and two great-nephews.
A memorial celebration of her life will be private. Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, Portland. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at