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Alice M. Carney


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Carney, Alice M. (Coakley) age 82, was called Home by the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She left this world peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family. Alice was born in Springfield, Ohio, to John and Helen (French) Coakley. She attended St. Joseph and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, where she met and later married the love of her life, James Carney. She started her health care career as a candy striper and went on to graduate from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. While raising her family of five children Alice also worked full time as a dedicated nurse at Mercy Medical Center. As a nurse, Alice was highly regarded by everyone in the hospital for being smart, caring, compassionate and hands-on. She was loved by doctors, nurses and patients alike. Alice trained numerous nurses through the years, many of whom have said that they are the nurses they are today because of what they learned from her. After a lifetime of service at the hospital Alice retired and went on to work part-time in the office of Dr. George Cochran and at the after-school program at St. Teresa School. She loved taking care of people and working with children. Alice was a devoted member of St. Teresa Catholic Church and her faith in the Lord was the foundation for everything she did. She was involved in numerous activities through the church and was always looking for ways to give back. Alice was a remarkable wife, mom, sister and grandma and her family was her life. Her greatest joy was the chaotic scene of a houseful of kids and grandkids. She was their rock and their inspiration and the impact she had on them will live on forever. Alice had a strong spirit and an unshakeable faith. She made a difference everywhere she went and touched the lives of everyone met. She will never be forgotten. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Mary Kathleen Kunk, grandson, John Carney Murphy and brother, Robert Wilson. She is survived by her children, Michael Carney (Beth), Karen Murphy (John), Teresa Myers (Tim), Jim Carney (Julie), son-in-law, Thomas Kunk, grandchildren, Patrick Carney (Dania), Ethan Carney, Dan Carney, Marina Carney, Kaity Murphy (Shane), Allison Murphy, Joe Murphy, Jacob Myers, Maggie Carney, Molly Carney, Anna Carney, Matt Kunk (Veronica and children), great grandson, Killian Crawford, sister, Barbara Coakley, in-laws, Joe Carney, Sharon McDougal, Sue Noble, Margaret Foster (Chuck), and a number of nieces, nephews, beloved friends and special nursing colleagues. Alice’s family would like to thank the staff at the Pathways Center of the Ohio Masonic Community for all the love and care they gave to Alice and for their incredible kindness during the time of this pandemic and her passing. They hold a special place in our hearts. A private family mass will be held at St. Teresa Church with burial to follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Donations may be made in Alice’s name to Catholic Central School. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Sincere sympathy to the family of Alice Carney. She was an outstanding woman and will be missed! May the good Lord grant her eternal peace.

- Sophia Turnbull, Tuesday August 4th, 2020

Our prayers are going out to all of you. God bless you. John Herzog

- John Herzog, Monday July 27th, 2020

Dear Friends, We are sorry for your loss. Your mom was a dear, kind soul who was a pillar in this community and at Mercy Medical Hospital. Alice blessed so many people especially her family, friends, patients and neighbors. We admired her strength and compassion. I am glad your mom passed peacefully although the loss, pain and absence of her presence, smile and life here on earth will be painfully missed. We hope it is a comfort especially today knowing that others truly care. Love to you all, The Latham Family xo

- Mary Latham , Monday July 27th, 2020

Sincere condolences for all of you … she sounds like a lovely and fun person to be around! Heaven is rejoicing she has arrived … we rejoice as well … although at the same time we realize she will be greatly missed here on earth. Thinking of you all during this time.

- Cheryl Shallenberger, Monday July 27th, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the Carney Family and Barb from the Kelly Family.

- Leo and Patty Kelly, Sunday July 26th, 2020

My deepest sympathy and love to Alice's family. Alice was a great nurse ,mentor, leader, and friend. We worked together for many years at Mercy Medical Center. She will be greatly missed.

- Linda Watson, Sunday July 26th, 2020

So sorry to hear of your great loss! Alice was a wonderful charge nurse and loved by all who knew her. I recall working with her at Mercy Medical Center years ago. May she Rest in Peace and may God bring comfort to all her family and friends.

- Kathy Traub, Sunday July 26th, 2020

Alicia sounds like a special person. She is with the Lord now. Her faith made that a certainty. My thoughts and prayers to the family she helped create.

- Fred Caspar, Sunday July 26th, 2020

Your mom and dad were 2 of my best friends in high school after high school till went in the army.I love them both very much. They were awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Tommy Mann, Saturday July 25th, 2020

No matter how crazy things were at the hospital when you ran into Alice on the floor she would give you a big smile, and you felt a sense of peace. I was blessed to have known her.

- Tony Quinones, Saturday July 25th, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Carney Family. Alice was the sweetest lady with a beautiful smile. May she rest in heavenly peace. Carole & George Belcher

- Carole Shartran/Belcher, Saturday July 25th, 2020

I worked with Alice for many years at Mercy. She was a dedicated nurse and a wonderful friend. My sympathy to all of you.

- Mary Ann Decker, Saturday July 25th, 2020

Condolences to all the family and friends of Mrs. Carney. Much love from your extended family in Texas.

- Paula Murphy, Friday July 24th, 2020

Lots of love to you and your family. Mrs. Carney was one beautiful woman❤️

- Tracy Engel , Friday July 24th, 2020

Jimmy, so sorry for your loss.

- Aaron and Tiffany Fitzsimmons , Friday July 24th, 2020

What an amazing mom and person she was! You have been blessed to have her in your lives, as she is equally blessed to have been given so many gifts of family. Teresa...the greater the love, the greater the loss’. She will live in you and all that had the privilege of knowing her. Our deepest sympathy and prayers. Love you! Kathy and Christian.

- Kathy Lesica, Friday July 24th, 2020

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