Windham, NH — William J. “Bill” Carney, 67, of Windham, died Saturday, March 8, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen following a courageous 10 year battle with Wegener’s Vasculitis. He was the beloved husband of E. Diane (Mueller) Carney with whom he celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on March 6.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., July 21, 1946, the son of the late George A. and the late Germaine L. (Hamel) Carney, he attended Sacred Heart Grammar School in Lawrence and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, with the Class of 1963. Eager to further his education, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry at Merrimack College in North Andover. He then went on to earn an MBA at Southern New Hampshire University in Nashua.
A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Before retiring, Bill was employed as a Chemist with Worthen Industries in Nashua for over 25 years.
Among his many activities, Bill enjoyed gardening, cooking, genealogy and traveling, especially to Hawaii. He was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. After Bill retired, he also loved doing research, on any and all topics, for his two brothers.
He was a member of the Marine Corps League at Quantico, Va., and a member of the VFW John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 in Pelham.
In addition to his wife, Diane, Bill is survived by a sister, Marilyn H. Carney of Lawrence, Mass.; two brothers, George A. Carney, Jr. and his wife, Catherine, of Methuen, Mass., and Robert D. Carney of Salem, N.H.; his aunt and Godmother, Theresa LaPlante of Salem, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He also leaves his precious cats, “Sammie” and “Misty.”
He was also the son-in-law of the late William F. and Flora C. (Marshall) Mueller.