Richard R. Carney, 78, of Beaver Creek Rd., Brookfield, NY, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home.
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He was born March 9, 1941 in Rome, NY, a son of the late Raymond F. and Genevieve H. Smith Carney and received his education in Madison schools. On February 4, 1967, Richard married Shirley P. Rende in Sauquoit. She predeceased him on February 3, 2012. Richard was a machinist for the Utica Corporation until retiring. He enjoyed woodworking, cars, trucks and photography.
Surviving are his children, Terrance and Debra Carney of Brookfield; Richard R. Carney, Jr. of North Brookfield; and Kristi Carrara of Schuylerville; sisters and brother-in-law, Aggie Kelsey, Gail and Bruce Jipson, all of Waterville; two grandchildren, MacKenzie and Oliver; and his canine companion, Clyde. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Lew.
In keeping with his wishes, services and interment are private at the convenience of his family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
Richard’s family wishes to thank Hospice, especially Georgia Harney, for the care and compassion given him.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.