Carlton J. "Irish" King

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King, Carlton J. "Irish" ALBANY Carlton "Irish" J. King of Albany, formerly of Syracuse and Marcellus, passed away on February 22, 2013 at The Community Hospice Inn, Albany. He was born in Marcellus on October 20, 1917 to the late Peter and Catherine F. King. Carlton graduated from Marcellus High School and attended The University of Notre Dame before being enlisted in the Army during World War II. During World War II, Carlton was a member of the Counter Intelligence Corps in which he guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private residence in Hyde Park. He received the American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Carlton was a faithful employee of the United States Postal Service. He had just received his 60-year pin in October 2012. Carlton was a loyal Notre Dame fan as well as a fierce reader of anything political, and having a pint or two with his friends. He was a lifetime member of the Valley Legion Post 1468 and the National Rifle Association. Carlton was predeceased by his wife, Flonesome, in 1979. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah LoGiudice (Tindaro) of Albany; stepson, Larry Basquette of Canastota, and stepdaughter, Patricia Pearson of Chelmsford, Mass. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Richard DeSantis (Kate), Renee Dupuis, Kate, Jude and Maeve Fogarty, Tina (Patrick), Sheri, Stefanie, Jennifer and Paul LoGiudice as well as one great-grandson, Connor, and two great-granddaughters, Nisrene and Valentina; as well as a longtime supportive friend, Led Fogarty. A Mass will be held at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church, 1 W. Main St., Marcellus on April 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. The family would like to thank the devoted and compassionate staff at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, Donations, 2 Mercy Care Lane, Guilderland, N.Y. 12084.
Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 3, 2013
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