ONEIDA - Raymond F. "Scooch" Carnevale, Sr., 93, formerly of Stone Street and Noyes Manor, Sherrill died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in the Rome Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility where he had been a patient for the past two years.
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Born in Oneida on Aug. 31, 1919, he was the son of Frank and Mary Fuschino Carnevale. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 1938, and a star athlete. He married Anna Quattrociocchi on April 30, 1942 in St. John the Baptist Church, Rome. Mrs. Carnevale died June 2, 1997.
Prior to his retirement in 1981, Ray was an account sales representative for M. Lichtman in Liverpool for 18 years. He had previously been employed with the Star Beverage Company for 21 years and Griffiss Air Force Base for five years.
Ray was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church where he served several ministries and a member of Knights of Columbus, E. Bart Hanifin Council 473, where he served as a past Grand Knight and District Deputy and the Fourth Degree Assembly, a member of the AARP where he served as an officer from 1982-1987, a state officer, assistant state director, associate state director and district coordinator, the American Legion, Oneida Post 169, 55 Alive, and served on the Board of RSVP. Ray served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Roz and Jim McConnell of Oneida Castle, Patricia and Jeffrey Williams of Trumansburg and Judy and Dick Blair of Oneida; one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Betsy Carnevale of Oneida Castle; nine grandchildren, Michael (Helen) Babcock, Christopher Babcock, Jennifer (Mark) Martinez, Michelle (Damien) Vogtman, Corey (Lauren) Blair, Lindsey Blair, Trevor Blair, Randy Carnevale and Jamie (John-Thomas) Marchell and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Ferrara.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida and 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph's Church, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Kapral. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 3-7 p.m. Friday. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to St. Joseph's Memorial Fund, 121 St. Joseph's Place, Oneida, N.Y. 13421 or the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee, (for scholar athlete), 168 Madison St., Oneida, N.Y. 13421. Envelopes for these funds may be obtained at the funeral home.
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Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Dec. 13, 2012
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