Dennis W. Carney Sr.

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Dennis W. Carney, Sr.
Bouckville
Dennis William Carney, Sr., 63, a lifelong area resident, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012, at his home, with his loving family by his side, following a courageous year long battle with cancer. He was born in Utica, the son of the late George and Ellen Tooley Carney. He was a graduate of Madison High School, Class of 1968. On August 9, 1969, Dennis married Arlene Hughes. He most recently worked at Birnie Bus Company in Hamilton, as Director of Operations. He had previously worked at Charles J. Hughes and Son Furniture Store, an insurance adjustor for Nationwide Insurance and the Oneida ARC. Dennis was well known for his love of cars and John Deere Tractors. For several years he owned and operated Dennis' Gulf Station in Madison. Dennis was deeply committed to the residents of the Town of Madison. He served as Town of Madison Supervisor for four years, and he served on numerous Town Committees. He was responsible for the opening of Madison Lake State Park. Dennis also formed the Madison Little League Program. Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Arlene; his two children, Dennis Carney, Jr., and his wife, Michele, of Bouckville, and Sharon Carney, and her fiance, Joseph DeFazio, of Oriskany Falls; his brother, Ron Carney, and his wife, Kathy, of Madison; beloved father-in-law, Alyn Hughes, Sr,. of Bouckville; sisters-in-law, Sharon Kempeny, Lynn Hughes, Dorothy LaMunion, and her husband, Lester, and a brother-in-law, Alyn Hughes, Jr.; his beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Dennis "KC," Bianca and Bella; and he will be deeply missed by his loving yorkies, Abby and Sassy. Dennis is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends and neighbors. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, his brother Tom, his mother-in-law, Anna Jean Hughes, nephew, Michael and brother-in-law, Bill Kempeny. A special thank you to Hospice by Dennis' family for the loving and compassionate care given to Dennis, it will never be forgotten. Dennis was grateful for a benefit that was organized by his family and friends, especially Ted Legacy, that was held on July 21, at the Oriskany Falls Fireman's Field. He especially enjoyed seeing so many of his family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 4:00 P.M., at the Paul Funeral Home of Madison, with a celebration of Dennis' Life to follow at the Kelly-Phillips American Legion Post in Oriskany Falls. All are welcome.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Sept. 23, 2012
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