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Philip N. Carney, age 86, of Nahant, formerly of Lynn, died Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 in a local nursing home, after a brief illness. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on June 6, 1919, he was the son of the late Martin H. & Julia F. (Crowley) Carney. He was a lifelong resident of Lynn, before moving to Nahant and Naples, Florida in recent years.

Mr. Carney leaves his beloved wife Kathleen (Muldoon) Carney with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, his son Philip M. Carney & his wife Kathleen T. Shea of South Dartmouth, daughter, Sheila Zamejtis and her husband Edmund of Nahant. He was the proud grandfather of Edmund J. Zamejtis Jr. of Danvers, MA, Jennifer Fried of Onley, Maryland, Brendan Carney of New York City and Andrea L. Sears of Enfield, NH. He was the great grandfather of Kyle Carney of New Bedford, Joseph Philip Zamejtis of Danvers and uncle of many loving nieces & nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert H. Carney, Dorothy M. Torr, Loretta F. Hiltonen and Elizabeth C. Callahan.

Mr. Carney attended St. Mary’s Boy’s High School in Lynn, graduating in 1937. he attended Bentley School of Accounting, Boston University ( Metropolitan School) and the Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Carney belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid Council #70, Lynn, MA and the Knights of Columbus #4357, Naples, Florida. He was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Holy Name Society, Catholic Charities, St. Mary’s Booster Club, the Volunteer Yacht Club and the Lynn Yacht.

From 1954 to 1957, he was the Lynn City Councilor for Ward 3. Elected in 1961, by one vote, in a special election, to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Among the legislation he brought forth was the legislation to build the Nahant Street area seawall along Lynn Shore Drive to protect the residents from flooding, and no fault insurance. His district consisted of Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4, Nahant and Swampscott and he served from 1961-1968.

Mr. Carney worked in real estate and insurance. He was employed by General Electric, Aetna Life Insurance, John Hancock Insurance and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – State Board of Retirement as an administrator.

Funeral from the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home 67 Ocean Street (Rt1A) Lynn on Saturday at 9:00AM, followed by Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn at 10:00AM. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be Friday from 2-4 and 7-9PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Scholarship Development 35 Tremont St., Lynn, MA 01902.

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