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Charles E. Scarey

Charles Edwin Scarey, 94, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Hillsville, VA, passed away October 22, 2016 at his home. 'Ned' was a native of North Bennington, VT and the son of Charles and Margaret Eddy Scarey. Ned was pre-deceased by his wife Shirley Rowe Scarey and is survived by his five children, sons Michael Scarey and wife Linda Vane of Seattle, WA, and Tom Scarey and wife Karin of Everett, WA, daughters Maureen Garmon of Tucson, AZ, Margaret Sowers and husband Neil of Charlotte, NC and Linda Scarey of Catawba, VA. Survivors also include five grandchildren, Sarah Walker and husband John, Conor Garmon, Chris Garmon and wife Lindsay, Lindsay Scarey and partner Johnny Robbins, and Owl (Marie) Callahan and husband Sean; two great grandchildren, Mick O'Neill and Noe Garmon; half - sister Elizabeth Crozier; and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.Ned graduated from Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT with a degree in Chemistry and worked for the Sprague Electric Company in North Adams, MA and Hillsville, VA for most of his working life. Following graduation from St. Mike's Ned joined the army and served in the European Theater in France, Belgium and Germany as part of the 271st Infantry Regiment. Returning from the war, Ned briefly ran a taxi business out of the old Railroad Deport in North Bennington, Vt before meeting and marrying the love of his life, Shirley Rowe of Hoosick Falls, NY. The couple lived in Hoosick Falls for more than 25 years, raising their five children and involving themselves in many community activities. Ned loved baseball and was a lifetime Dodgers fan and avid Notre Dame football fan. His Hoosick Falls years will be remembered for his many home runs at the Hoosick Falls flats while playing for the Salluzzo's Grill softball team. He also coached Little League Baseball, and he was known for his fairness and encouragement to a generation of young ball players who were lucky enough to be coached by him. He was also involved in Boy Scout Troop 64, accompanying the scouts on their annual camping trips to Camp Wakpominee and various other activities. In Hoosick Falls, Ned participated in many work projects at Saint Mary's Academy, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Derby Club civic clubs, and a faithful communicant of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Ned's other interests included gardening-he had a green thumb, growing flowers and vegetables from seed, including petunias, marigolds, and roses that always adorned the Scarey homes. He also loved English literature, history, and genealogy. He was especially proud of his Irish heritage and was blessed to have been able to travel to Ireland to meet and share a pint of Guinness with Galway relatives. Ned's family was his greatest source of pride and he was a wonderful father, husband and friend to all. In his last years he experienced many medical adversities but always retained his sense of humor and ready smile. SERVICES: A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St Joseph Catholic Church in Hillsville, VA on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 am. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow directly after the service at Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery in Hillsville. Funeral arrangements to be handled by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home in Hillsville, VA. The family wishes to express thanks to the wonderful nursing care and friendship given to Ned over the last few years by Julie Gervais, Barbara Giddings and Brenda Raley. Dad, we love you and will miss your smiling Irish eyes, gentle ways and sweet smile. "Until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his Hand".
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 27, 2016
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