Michael Harry Beahan Carney, Jr. ’50 died on April 3, 2006, in Portland.
Michael Harry Beahan Carney, Jr. ’50 died on April 3, 2006, in Portland. Born on July 24, 1924, in Seattle, WA, he prepared for college at Baldwin High School in Birmingham, MI, and attended the University of Michigan for a semester before serving in the U.S. Navy submarine service from 1943 to 1946 during World War II, attaining the rank of quartermaster 3rd class. After the war, he attended Alma College in Michigan before entering Bowdoin in 1947 as a member of the Class of 1950 and of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. Following his graduation, he attended Bryant-Stratton Business School in Boston and then joined the Boston engineering firm of Stone and Webster, doing turbine procurement and inspection in Boston, Pottstown, PA, and Schenectady, NY. In 1954, he moved to Berlin, NH, where he worked for the Curtis Hardware Store as co- manager. In 1963, he moved to Brunswick, where he opened the Brunswick branches of the Canal National Bank, serving as manager. In 1970, he became a small business developer for the Merrymeeting Community Action program, and for many years he was a member of Rescue, Inc., which operated a 24- hour telephone service for victims of alcoholism, drug abuse, family problems, depression, and other circumstances. He was also a member of the American Association of Suicidology. He served the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick as treasurer and vestryman and was at one time a real estate broker with Compass Real Estate in Brunswick. In 1977, he became a member of the board of directors of Design & Landmarks, Inc., in Brunswick, a non-profit organization created to undertake an architectural inventory of the Brunswick area. As a member of the Brunswick Regional Arts Council, he helped organize Art on the Mall and participated in the design and construction of the Mall’s gazebo. He was married to Caroline Curtis, who died in 2005, and is survived by a daughter, Amy H. Stokes ’76 of Golden, CO; a son, Thomas C. Carney of New Hampshire; a sister, Mary Ellen Nielsen; and five grandsons.