Eugene A. Carns (Jess), 87 of Binghamton, NY, passed away on May 12, 2021 to be with his Lord.
Jess is predeceased by his parents, Francis & Mary Agnes Carns, a sister, MaryPat Carns-Ciaravino and brother, Francis Carns.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne Kettle Carns, and five children; Mary (Rico) DiCamillo of Brackney, PA; Anne (Tony) LaMantia of Richmond, VA; Marty (Fran) Carns of Rochester, NY; Sue (Ray) Weeks of Frederick, MD; Kelly (James) Mastronardi of Binghamton, NY. His 14 grandchildren; Ann Marie (Edward) Spence, Jessica (Matthew) Harper, Danielle (Sean) Gallagher, Daniel DiCamillo, Katie LaMantia (Ron) Caponigro, Michael LaMantia, Megan LaMantia, Brendan Carns, Ryan Weeks, Meghan Weeks, Madeline Weeks, Anthony Mastronardi, Clare Mastronardi, Camille Mastronardi, and his 9 great-grandchildren. He has one surviving brother and sister-in-law, Mike & Sharon Carns and several nieces and nephews.
He was a husband, father, grandpa & great-grandpa who was loved so deeply by his entire family. We loved hearing his famous stories and his advice on what was important in life.
Jess was a proud veteran of the Marine Corp. His Irish heritage shaped the man he was and the strength he brought to himself and his family. Jess’s love and kindness brought light to so many people. He did many things out of the goodness of his heart and never looked for anything in return. He worked for New York Tele/AT&T for 30 years and retired early so he could fulfill his dream of opening Carnsie’s Irish Pub, where he was crowned “King of the Wings.'' Jess was nicknamed for Jessie James, if you ever heard his boisterous voice over the CB Radios. He loved spending time in his garden and at Sandy Pond where he spent most of his summers. His strong love for dogs, especially Marty who sat by his side waiting for treats and leftovers. Late in life he enjoyed the simple things, hot crossed buns, Tootsie Pops and the TV show Gunsmoke.
Special thanks to the Lourdes Hospital nurses and doctors for allowing him to pass away with love and dignity.
There will be a funeral mass at St. Paul’s Church, 282 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19th. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City following the mass.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in memory of Eugene A. Carns to the Police Athletic League of Binghamton, PO Box 1472, Binghamton, NY 13902 or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
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