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Patrick P. Kearney

1931 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Patrick P. (Carnie) Kearney, 82, of 200 West Housatonic St., passed away at Berkshire Medical Center ICU unit with his wife holding his hand and Jesus, Mary and Joseph watching over him.

Born in Pittsfield on March 17, 1931, the son of Luke M. and Gertrude Mullen Kearney, he was a 1949 graduate of Pittsfield High School.

He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Mr. Carnie worked for Western Massachusetts Electric Company for 41 years, starting his career as a groundsman then a coal passer at Silver Lake. He retired as a meter service representative Class A in 1990.

After retiring from Western MA Electric, he worked part time for Global Securities. He also volunteered at Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. for over seven years.

He was a communicant of St. Mark's Church and a former communicant of the former St. Mary of the Morning Star Church. He enjoyed reading and going for walks.

Mr. Carnie leaves his wife, the former Joan M. Kinney, whom he married on Aug. 21, 1954, in St. Mary of the Morning Star Church, with the Rev. Eugene F. Marshall officiating.

He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Vanessa Knight, Rebecca Kosla and Thomas Kosla; great-grandson, Darren Knight; great-granddaughter, Peyton Knight and a son-in-law, David Kosla. Mr. Carnie leaves many cousins for whom he cared very much and his close friends for close to 60 years, Barbara and Richard Gore of Lee and Ocoee, Fla.

He was predeceased by his two daughters, Hope Elizabeth Kearney who died Sept. 18, 1993, and Heather Dundee Kosla who died April 3, 2012.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Patrick P. (Carnie) Kearney will be Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. from the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Church, celebrated by the Rev. John Salatino, pastor. Calling hours at the funeral home will precede the funeral on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Following cremation, burial will take place Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the burial may meet inside the cemetery gates at 12:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, in his memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 21, 2013
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