Josephine Carbray

Josephine "Jo" Carbray (Riordan)

Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Josephine (Riordan) Carbray, 91, wife of the late Richard T. Carbray, Sr., of Hartford, passed away March 20, 2020 in Hartford Hospital. She was born in Norwich, daughter of the late Edward M. and Josephine (Portelance) Riordan. Jo was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy and the Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, she was a Registered Nurse for the City of Hartford. She then went on to be the Secretary at Saint Lawrence O’Toole Church in Hartford. Jo was an active member of the Saint Francis Nurses Alumni Association, the Hannon-Hatch VFW Auxiliary and the South Catholic High School Mother’s Club. She was very active at South Catholic and loved watching her children in sports and other activities. Jo loved reading and watching baseball, especially the Red Sox and the Yankees. We could not figure out how she could switch back and forth as a Sox fan one year and a Yankee fan the next year. She enjoyed spending summers at Pleasure Beach in Waterford with the family. She also loved her trips to Bermuda in the winter with her husband Dick after their retirements. Jo was a humble and caring person. She loved to send cards to family and friends on all occasions. She was welcoming to all and everyone that knew her loved her. She was happiest when she was around her children and grandchildren.

Jo will be greatly missed by her children, Richard T. Carbray, Jr and his wife Patricia of Rocky Hill, Michael Carbray and his wife Paula of Hamden, Christine (Carbray) Davis and her husband Robert of Lexington, SC, Daniel Carbray and his wife Elizabeth of Richmond, VA., and Patrick Carbray and his wife Brenda of East Windsor. She also leaves her grandchildren, Matthew Carbray and his wife Shannon, Amy Carbray and her Fiancé Travis Blackburn, Brendan Carbray, Michael Carbray and his wife Meagen, Cara Carbray, Ryan Carbray and his wife Erika, Kevin Davis and his wife Amber, Caitlin Davis, Colin Davis and his wife Rachel, Brigid Higgins and her husband Ricky, Kirsten Mullaney and her husband Kevin, Benjamin Carbray and his Fiancée Gabrielle, Ashley Carbray, Amber Carbray and Amanda Carbray, her great-grandchildren, Michaela, Nathaniel, Keegan, Beckham, Jaxson, Liam, Emma, Savannah, Scarlet, Kennedy, Brooklyn, Emory, Tyler and Autumn as well as her nephews, Sean and Brian Riordan. Jo was predeceased by her infant son Timothy and brother Edward J. Riordan and his wife Patricia.
Funeral services will be private. There will be a Celebration of Jo’s Life held at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Community Care, Inc. 43 Enterprise Dr. Bristol, Ct 06010. The Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. For Further information or to extend condolences, please visit

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Laurine and Mark Candido & Claudia Sortito

Posted at 06:27pm
Moon and Poppy, With loving memories of your mom Josephine Carbray, May she rest in eternal peace. Sent with our love and remembrance.
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David and Anne Frusciante

Posted at 10:14pm
Although we never had the pleasure of knowing her we certainly can appreciate what a tremendous life well lived she had. You are all a wonderful example of that. We share your sorrow and sense of loss at this very sad time in your lives. Our sincere condolences to all of the Carbray family.

William Ward

Posted at 01:04pm
Matt and Family; With deepest sympathy, Bill and Melinda Ward
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Patricia Bartone

Posted at 08:31pm
Matt and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Janice Dombrowski Posted at 10:04pm

So very sorry for your loss. Your mom seemed like a lovely person. Our prayers are with you.

Bobby Guerin

Posted at 07:59pm
Dear Rick and family - so sorry for your loss. Thankful that the Lord blessed her with a long life and a wonderful family I'm sure she was so very proud of. Prayers coming your way as this part of the journey is never easy. Be well and Lord bless. Bobby Guerin

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