Dolores Ann Carney (Dee), age 86, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2020 in Kalamazoo, MI. Dee was born on November 14, 1933 and raised in Monroe, Michigan.
Upon graduation from Monroe High School, she attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a teaching certificate in elementary education in 1955. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in the area of special education in 1963. Dee was a devoted teacher and therapist of children with disabilities for thirty-six years.
Dee was one of three children born to the late Ronald F. Carney Sr. and Florine v. Krug. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Duett Carney (Betty) and Ronald F. Carney, Jr. (Marilyn), one niece and two nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her four nieces, three nephews and their families, as well as numerous friends who were blessed to know her.
Dee had many interests, but her favorite was her love of travel. Two of her most memorable trips were to Russia and China. She also enjoyed researching her family’s genealogy. In addition, Dee established the Dolores A. Carney Foundation through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, which provides funding for respite care for the caretakers of children with disabilities. Dee touched the lives of many people with her generosity, kindness and love.
A memorial mass will be celebrated on November 20 @ 8:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI. The mass will be live streamed. To view the mass go to stjosephkalamazoo.org and click on the facebook icon.
It is Dee’s wish that for those who are interested, donations can be made to the Dolores A Carney Respite Care Fund, The Kalamazoo Foundation, 402 E. Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.
While at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign Dolores' guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family.
The Carney family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 South Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.