Arthur M. Carney

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Carney, Arthur M. MECHANICVILLE Arthur M. Carney, 93, of North Main Street, died Sunday morning, August 18, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital, Troy. A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville born April 28, 1920, he was the son of the late William and Mary Ryan Carney, and a 1937 graduate of Mechanicville High School He also graduated from Albany Business College. During World War II, Art enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard ships in the North Atlantic. After military service, Art began a 43-year career with the Boston and Maine Railroad, as a dispatcher and clerk. Art also worked a number of years at Saratoga Harness. He and his late wife Betty enjoyed spending winters in Florida beginning in 1981. He loved camping at Lake George, vegetable gardening, and puttering around his home. He was a member of American Legion Post 91 in Mechanicville and a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul Church. Art's wife, Elizabeth Morrissey Carney, died May 10, 2010. He was also predeceased by his brother, Edward Carney. Survivors include his children, sons, Michael (Anita) Carney of Bradenton, Fla., James "Chas" Carney, Joseph (Janet) Carney and Robert (Flo) Carney, all of Mechanicville and daughter Marybeth (Brian) Sankel of Clifton Park; grandchildren, Renee, Jennifer, Chris, Danielle, Kelly Anne, Mark, Courtnee, Bob, Joe, Steven and Kevin, along with 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at All Saints on the Hudson South Church, 121 N. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial with military honors will be at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Calling hours at the N. Main St. Church on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either the Northeastern NY Association of the Blind or the , in memory of Arthur M. Carney. To leave condolences and for directions, please visit


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DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
(518) 664-4500
Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 20, 2013
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