JOHN R. CARMOLA, MD - ST. ALBANS - John R. Carmola died on Monday, July 30, 2012, while swimming on vacation with his family in North Carolina. He was surrounded by close family at his death, and died peacefully and according to his long-standing wishes. John was born in Oneida, N.Y., on Sept. 4, 1940. He made his home in St. Albans since 1972, where he practiced internal medicine until 2000. He gratefully lived his life devoted to family and friends, and was intensely interested in all aspects of the natural world. He shared his life with Mary, his devoted wife, and their beloved children and families, Kateri Carmola and her children, Joseph and Sonia Neidorf, of Salisbury, and their father, David Neidorf; John F. Carmola and his wife, Kathryn Sparacino, of Telluride, Colo., and his children, Anthony, Marcella, Eli, and Walter; and Amy Carmola Hauf and Paul Hauf, and their children, William and Anna, of Richmond. He is also survived by his brothers and sister and their families, Fr. Michael Carmola, Jim and Glenna Carmola, Mary Ann Carmola Van der Jagt, and Joe Carmola; and his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Barby and Burke Leahey, Betsey and Tony Bott, and Mark and Louanne Brady; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. A funeral service will held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at 11 am. in St. Mary's Church on Fairfield Street. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to any of the following: Partners In Health; the Sisters of Mercy; St. Anthony-St. George of East Fairfield; or a fund established for maintenance and care of trees in the city of St. Albans. Details available on the Heald Funeral Home website, or at the service. Private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2012