John T. Carmody, Sr.
1964-2013 HUBBARDTON John Thomas Carmody, Sr., 49 of Hubbardton died Monday morning September 2, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born on January 2, 1964 in Pittsfield, MA the son of Cornelius and Maria (Kawena) Carmody. Mr. Carmody grew up in Pittsfield, MA where he attended local schools until he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1982. He served for 2 years in Brunswick, ME before being stationed on the USS Canopus. He was honorably discharged in 1986. He married Tena Ellis on June 11, 1994. Mr. Carmody was employed by the General Electric Company for a few years then became an independent long distance truck driver until he had to retire due to his failing health. He loved hockey and volunteered for many years as a coach with Rutland Amateur Hockey Association (RAHA). He was an avid Boston Bruins Fan. Mr. Carmody liked to have a good time and he enjoyed life especially when he was with his family. He loved to ride his Harley Motorcycle, the outdoors, fishing, hiking, his dogs and the green Mountains. Survivors include his wife Tena Carmody of Hubbardton, two daughters Christena Cunningham of Rutland and Deanna Cooper of Warner Robins, GA, three sons John Carmody Jr., of Cape Cod, MA, Rodney Cunningham of Williston, FL and Neil Carmody of Naples, FL, his father Cornelius Carmody of Hubbardton, VT, two sisters Diane Griffith, Cambridge, NY and Theresa Spohnholz of Sandisfield, MA, four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call from 1pm until 3pm on Friday at the Durfee Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Durfee Funeral Home
119 North Main Street Fair Haven, VT 05743
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 4, 2013