Obituary: John J. Carne, 66

by | Jan 22, 2022

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John J. Carne, 66, passed away Saturday, January 15. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Borys) Carne for 35 years; loving father of cherished sons Daniel Edward and Michael Artur Carne; son of the late Dr. E. Bryan Carne and Joan M. (Ferry) Carne; brother of Margaret M. Feiser (John), Michael J. (Roxanne) and  Kevin J. (Lisa) Carne.

He leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews, sisters and brother in law, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many loved friends from the multiple places he has called home throughout his life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date. Please continue to monitor the funeral home for updates for John’s services or to post messages of condolences HERE.

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Tom Moore
Tom Moore
January 23, 2022 10:11 am

Our great teammate and friend Nog passed away last Saturday from Covid. Notice is below.

Tom Moore

That is really sad news on many fronts. Nog was instrumental in bringing a bunch of us young puppies into the club; making us welcome and teaching us the game. He helped plan the Ireland tour, and was a phenomenal Santa for all our Christmas parties. He also appears to have settled in East Greenwich RI where my wife and I recently moved, and I was unaware of it. So unfortunate we didn’t get to reconnect.

Rest in peace Nog.

Mike Mooney

Oh no. Terrible news. Thanks for letting us know Tom.

Jim Mullen

Tom Moore
Tom Moore
January 23, 2022 10:16 am

Than you Mike… I was struggling for what to say… and you said it so well…he meant a lot to the the team and myself and will be missed and remembered.
Matt Calish

Agreed. A good man and a great teammate. 😞
Gil Pritchard

That’s very sad news. He was a great player, a great teammate and a real good man.
Matt Rogers

Many good times with Nog, on and off the field. Sad to hear of his passing. Today I will raise a pint to him and I will remember him as a good friend and teammate.
Mike Sutila

Nog was a gentle soul who who had a kind word for everyone and was loved by all. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Tom O’Connor

Truly Sad; Many fond memories and Nogs was always around taking it all in. Pretty sure it was a fond memory for him as it is for us all. RIP
Art Korfin

Tom Moore
Tom Moore
January 23, 2022 10:17 am

I first got to know Nog setting in against him in a Ct Yankee-Fairfield U. game. It was like leaning in against a boulder. At that point, he was the strongest guy that I had played against, and to make matters worse he knew all the tricks. Afterwards at the party he made sure I had a beer in my hand and he gave me advice, on playing in the front row and about Fairfield. It was advice that would keep coming through my twenties as a teammate and as housemates.

When I got my first “real” job and moved to Pa., unsolicited, just before I left, on the porch at Bronson Rd, Nog gave me some money. “They don’t pay you for two weeks. You can pay me back when you get that check.”. He told me with a smile. They don’t come around like John “Nog” Carne very often.
Dennis Haylon

Tom Moore
Tom Moore
January 23, 2022 10:46 am

That’s very sad news and really hurts.

Nog was a larger than life figure with the Yankees, and meant so much to so many of us. If we had a Hall of Fame he would be at the top of the list of inductees because of who he was both on and off of the field.

For those of us a few years younger, he was our conscience because he always did the right thing (and usually made sure that we did too) while still having fun. There were so many good memories and so many laughs; Santa giving Little Larry Leonard a new rear view mirror because Santa couldn’t afford to fix his transmission, or giving Suts a new Omex jersey with a bullseye on the back… Or Nog singing You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, on the bus in Ireland while we begged him to stop.

He’ll be missed but we’ll treasure those memories and always appreciate what he did for the club.
I’m sure that he’s up there with Seanny and John Carlin looking for a match, we were lucky to have called him a teammate and friend.
Ron Denny

Tom Moore
Tom Moore
January 23, 2022 12:04 pm

Nog was always such a great teammate and friend. The last time I saw and spoke to him was at a Fairfield U Rugby reunion/game. Truely sad news.

Larry Kelly

Tim Garvin
Tim Garvin
January 24, 2022 11:37 am

Teammate, Coach, Friend; a role model and a truly good person. I will miss him.

Tim Garvin

Patrick McKeon
Patrick McKeon
January 25, 2022 12:05 pm

John always made you feel welcome. Had the privilege of knowing him through the Fairfield University Rugby community and my time with the Connecticut Yankees. May this good man Rest In Peace and may his family be comforted by the very cherished memories of his life well lived.

Pat McKeon

February 10, 2022 7:06 pm

John was my SCORE Mentor when I began my small business in Rhode Island. I said a prayer when I sent of my application and I believe that is why our paths crossed. Not only was he a great mentor, he also loved sharing stories of his family and he had a great love for his wife and boys. I enjoyed getting to know him and I have no doubt that John is smiling down on all of us from Heaven. 🙂


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