The funeral for Carey Gabay, an aide in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who was shot in the head during gang members’ crossfire in New York City earlier this month, will be held Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at Brooklyn’s Emmanuel Baptist Church, Gabay’s family said in a statement.
Gabay had been shot by a stray bullet during violence which erupted just before the city’s West Indian Day Parade, Sept. 7.
A Harvard graduate, Gabay had been first deputy counsel of Empire State Development for the state.
“Carey Gabay, our beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on September 15th,” stated the family. “A talented lawyer and public servant, Carey, 43, was taken away from us too soon after he was the innocent victim of senseless violence. He is no longer with us, but his legacy will live on.”
A viewing and wake will be held Friday at the church, which will both be open to the public. The viewing will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the wake will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A private, invitation-only funeral will also be held Saturday.
Individuals who wish to make donations to the family can visit www.careygabay.com. In addition, sympathy cards may be sent to The Gabay Family, 137 Montague St., Suite 385, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Flowers may also be sent to the Emmanuel Baptist Church c/o The Gabay Family, 279 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238.