WESTFIELD - George F. Carney, 87, passed away on November 6, 2022. George was born in Springfield, MA, on February 18, 1935, to the late Frederick G. and Anna P. (Liebel) Carney.
George grew up in Springfield's Hungry Hill neighborhood. He graduated from Commerce High School Class of 1953. George proudly served his country in the National Guard.
George enjoyed being the president of the Men's Club at St. Mary's Church in Springfield for many years. He was an avid shuffleboard, cornhole, pool, and card player. George was a jokester with a larger-than-life personality. He had a wonderful life and especially enjoyed spending time with his loving wife and family.
George worked for A&P supermarkets for many years. George later owned and operated Carney's Fruits and Vegetables in Springfield, which became the neighborhood spot to meet up. Finally, George ended his working career, retiring from Prudential. After his retirement, George and his wife Marilyn traveled cross country. They then enjoyed many years with great friends living in Polk County, FL, during the winter months.
In addition to his parents, George is predeceased by his son Donald Carney, his brothers Frederick, Eugene, Joseph, and his sister Ann Hemsworth. Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years, Marilyn (Farrell) Carney; his sons Paul Carney of Springfield, Brian Carney and his partner Erica McLean of Westfield; his daughters Lynn Lapponese and her husband Pasquale of Belchertown, Beth Reneris of Granville and Dawn Spear and her husband Michael of Springfield, his daughter-in-law Debbie Carney of Southwick, his sister Mary Cipriani-Allen of East Longmeadow, his cherished grandchildren Kelly Carney-Pires, Alaina Fennington and her husband Stephen, Daniel Carney, Taryn Hearn and her husband Steve, Zachary Lapponese, Rachel Lapponese, Nicole Reneris, and her partner Steven, Leah Spear, Jenna Spear, and Griffin Spear, his 15 great-grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to George's sister-in-law Eileen Slepno for her love and support.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Shriners Hospital for Children, ATTN DONATIONS, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Family and Friends will gather for a period of visitation on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 12 NOON – 1:30 PM at Westfield Funeral Home, 4 Princeton St, Westfield, MA 01085. A prayer service will be held at 1:30 PM at the funeral home.
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Shriners Children's Hospital
516 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105