Michael Arthur Carney

Michael Arthur Carney, 73, of Bradenton, FL, and a former resident of Mechanicville, NY passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2022, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

Born in Troy, NY on May 4, 1949, he was the son of the late Arthur and Betty Carney. Mike graduated from Mechanicville High School in 1967. He enlisted in the Navy following graduation and served for 4 years before his honorable discharge in 1971. During his service, he was an electrician assigned to Reconnaissance Attack Squadron One. Mike was a retired chief lineman from N.Y.S.E.G. Upon retiring from N.Y.S.E.G., Mike and Anita relocated to Bradenton, FL. Mike was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 91 of Mechanicville. He became an active member of the DAV Chapter 18 of Bradenton, FL. He cherished his DAV friends who were very loyal to him.

Michael is survived by his wife, Anita Marzano Carney; his daughter Renee; his teddy bear dog, Molly; his siblings, James "Chas" Carney (Gwen); Joseph (Janet) Carney; and his sister Marybeth (Brian) Sankel. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert (Bob) Carney; sister-in-law, Flo Carney; brother-in-law John R. Jenkins, Sr.; and sister-in-law Phyllis Marzano Jenkins. He is also survived by several cherished nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and beloved cousins. He had a special place in his heart for his Aunt Jean who he loved dearly.

Michael was a devoted husband, father, and he was a loyal friend. He married the love of his life, Anita Marzano Carney, on September 16, 1972. They were married for an impressive forty-nine ½ years. In 1979, he welcomed his daughter Renee, who was the light of his life and shared his witty sense of humor. He brought a smile to everyone he met with his crowd-pleasing jokes and quick wit. He never complained about anything, and he always maintained a calm demeanor, which was a perfect match for his fiery wife. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his favorite shows. Mike was also a die-hard Mets & Jets fan. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Special thanks to the nurses on 2 Main at Manatee Memorial Hospital – Rachel, Trisha, Monica, and Gladys. A special thank you to his friends and neighbors at Hawaiian Village for being there in times of need and his dear friends at the Bradenton DAV.

A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 9:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at  Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, FL. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207 is in charge of arrangements.

To David and Susie Thank You for being by my side through this most difficult time. Thank you for 40 years of friendship. Mike loved you guys, you are family.

Condolences may be made to: www.brownandsonsfuneral.com