Vera Carney

Obituary of Vera M. Carney

On December 9th our beloved mother and best friend passed away at the Masonic Care Community at the age of 100. Vera was born in Utica on November 24, 1920, the only child of Leo and Florence (Earhardt) Geer. She was united in marriage to Robert F. Carney on August 31, 1943, a blessed union of 51 years until his death on October 8, 1995. Vera always enjoyed playing the piano, singing, sewing and painting, of which she won a first place award at Munson Williams Proctor Institute. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the wildlife in her yard, especially her blue jays and squirrels. Vera is survived by her daughters, Sandra Riggleman and Dave Johnson and Letitia (Tish) and son-in-law Joseph Sarcone, both of Utica, three grandchildren, Steven Sarcone and fiancée Nikki Sergott, Joseph Sarcone and his wife, Alyson and Marissa McCarren and her husband, Timothy. She also leaves behind one great grandson, Carter Joseph Sarcone. Mrs. Carney’s funeral will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9:30 from Historic Old St. John’s Church, Utica. Masks must be worn, social distancing and contact tracing will be implemented. There are no calling hours. A private burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Those so wishing may make donations to the Stevens – Swan Humane Society in Vera’s memory. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Monticello Floor of the Masonic Care Community, especially, Amanda, Naomi, Marsha, Barb and Vicki for the compassion and loving care given to Vera during her stay.
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Funeral Mass

9:30 am
Monday, December 14, 2020
Historic Old St. John's Church
John St.
Utica, New York, United States


Donations may be made to the Stevens - Swan Humane Society
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