Ida Florence (Galligan) Cary, 76, of Mashpee, formerly of East Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard, died on April 28. She was 76.

Ida was the daughter of Florence (Breslin) Galligan and William Carreaux. She was the beloved wife of George W. Cary for 58 years.

Ida worked as a bus driver for 16 years for Cape Cod Child Development. She was a member of the Falmouth Elks for 16 years and received the 2007 Citizen of the Year Award. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was also a volunteer at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (Cary) Vieira, and Jayne Cary, Caryn (Cary) Wheeler; four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital at For online guestbook, visit