My wife Kennedy and I offer our condolences to the Carey family. Hugh Carey lived a full and complete life.
Governor Carey will forever be the man who saved New York City, stood tall against institution of the death penalty and, for Central New York, making the Carrier Dome possible.
I’ll always remember Carey’s offer to drink a glass of PCBs from a contaminated State office building in Binghamton. His moxie made an impression on me.
He was a relief from Nelson Rockefeller’s profligate spending and tax increases. Carey was a progressive who realized that New York was going broke.
A political leader such Hugh Carey comes once in a lifetime. Tonight, he’s home with our Lord.