Robert A. Carney

Robert A. Carney, 95, of Seekonk passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at St. Anne’s Hospital.

Born in Marlborough, MA, he was a son of the late William and Alice (McCormick) Carney.

Robert was an Army veteran of WWII.  He liked spending time outdoors and never left his house without his sombrero.  He enjoyed a shot of Silver Patrone Tequila in his morning coffee, fresh popped popcorn, and traveling the town of Seekonk in his wheelchair.  Bob was very proud of his accomplishment in 1991 when he was honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for his tour across America on his bike.

He leaves several nieces and nephews, Susan Barreira and her husband Angelo Castro of Rehoboth, John Carney and his wife Linda of Foster, Raymond Carney of Riverside, Thomas Carney, Jr and his wife Mary of East Providence, Patrick Carney of Seekonk, Charles Carney of Seekonk, Christine Benevides and her husband David of Bristol, Steve Gomez and his wife Teresa of Indiana, Cathy Blawn and her husband Allen of Florida.

His funeral services will be private.


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Kimberly Wrightington from Seekonk wrote on February 15, 2021 at 6:08 pm
I always saw Bob walking with his wheelchair and Sombrero! He always put a smile on my face. One day while it was raining, I introduced myself, threw his wheelchair in my trunk and drove him home. We became fast friends. What an AMAZING PERSON with such heartfelt stories!!! The world is a better place for having Bob in it!!!
Scott Lloyd from Rumford wrote on October 7, 2020 at 8:21 am
Bob and I became friends last year when I saw him struggling with getting his wheelchair up and over the freeway overpass(!) I gave him rides to Wal-Mart and shared drinks with him in his apartment. He spoke about his life in Mexico and California. I remember when he got his electric chair. He loved it! But it got taken away when he started driving it down the middle of the street. He was oblivious to the dangers, but he loved his life and cherished his freedom. I only stopped visiting when covid hit. I will miss you, Bob. Keep riding, sombrero man!
Veronica M Brickley from Rehoboth wrote on October 6, 2020 at 7:39 am
My condolences to Bob's family. But I am quite sure he is in heaven enjoying a Supply Unlimited of tequila! And entertaining people up there with his charm and his grace and his humor. I enjoyed presence. He was always a gentleman and so thoughtful and kind. He was a wonderful human being and a great example to us all. He was truly unique and so generous. I thank him posthumously for his presence here it was really special.