Donetta “Ducks” Carney, 85 years old of Cheboygan passed away at her home Sunday, June 6, 2021. She was born in Cheboygan on September 16, 1935, the daughter of Ernest & Bernadette (Duffiney) Harrington. She married Howard Carney at St. Mary’s Church on February 27, 1954.
Donetta was a High School graduate in Cheboygan and was a member of the Sault St. Marie Chippewa Indian Tribe. She was employed at Circuit Control, Fox Valley, and Cotes Engineering in Cheboygan as well as High Que Engineering in Pellston. She later retired as mailroom manager after more than 30 years at the Cheboygan Daily Tribune.
Donetta had a passion for crocheting and made beautiful doilies and afghans. She enjoyed gardening and was a huge fan of Nascar. she also enjoyed playing Scrabble and Yahtzee with her family as well as going to the casino.
Survivors include her children Wendy (Dennis) Sullivan of Green Valley, AZ, Bernadette Brown (Dennis Miskiewicz) of St. Helen, MI Christopher Carney and Ronald Carney, both of Cheboygan, Carla (Bruce) Kresslien of Riverview, MI, Amy (Mark) Jarosz of Dimondale, MI, Joseph Carney of Cheboygan and Jennifer Jenne (Jimi Taber) of Pleasant Valley, NY. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren as well as her brother Manuel “Butch” Harrington of Cheboygan. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Mitchell Carney, great grandson, William Hollopeter, as well as brothers Eugene “Rut” Harrington, Ernest “John” Harrington, Robert “Bud” Harrington and Gerald “Jig” Harrington, and sisters Ellarie Rose “Dolly” Caribo, Gloria “Jean” Vanparis, and Linda “Sue” Parris.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 12, 2021 at 11:00am at Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, where visitation will begin at 10:00am. A luncheon will follow at the Great Lakes Grill.
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