Arthur M. Carney

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Arthur M. Carney MechanicvilleArthur M. Carney, 93, of No. Main St., died Sunday morning, August 18, at Samaritan Hospital, Troy. A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born April 28, 1920, son of the late William and Mary Ryan Carney, he was a 1937 graduate of Mechanicville High School and graduated from Albany Business College. During WWII, Art enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving aboard ships in the North Atlantic. After military service, Art began a 43-year career with the Boston and Maine Railroad, as a dispatcher and clerk. Art also worked a number of years at Saratoga Harness. He and his late wife Betty enjoyed spending winters in Florida beginning in 1981. He loved camping at Lake George, vegetable gardening, and puttering around his home. A member of American Legion Post 91, Mechanicville and a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul Church. Art's wife, Elizabeth Morrissey Carney died May 10, 2010. He was also predeceased by his brother, Edward Carney. Survivors include his children: sons, Michael (Anita) Carney of Bradenton, FL, James Chas Carney, Joseph (Janet) Carney and Robert (Flo) Carney all of Mechanicville; and daughter, Marybeth (Brian) Sankel of Clifton Park; grandchildren, Renee, Jennifer, Chris, Danielle, Kelly Anne, Mark, Courtnee, Bob, Joe, Steven and Kevin; along with 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at All Saints on the Hudson South Church, 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial with military honors at Saratoga National Cemetery. Calling hours at the No. Main St. Church on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either the Northeastern NY Assoc. of the Blind or the American , in memory of Arthur M. Carney. Please visit www.devitosalvadorefh.com to leave condolences and for directions.

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Aug. 20, 2013
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