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Obituary: John R. Carnevale, 91

Oct 23, 2016 09:57AM ● By Theresa Gilman

John R. Carnevale obituary


 DRACUT, MA-- John R. Carnevale, 91, died early Sunday morning, October 16, 2016, at D’Youville Senior Care, after a brief illness.  He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Garbowski) Carnevale, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage until her passing.

He was born in Lowell, a son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Barone) Carnevale, and was a graduate of Lowell High School.  After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force, where he served as a radio operator on a B-24 Liberator, which was part of the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group. He took part in flying many covert bombing missions over the European Theater during World War II, being part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), known today as the CIA.

Upon his discharge from the service, he became the owner and operator of the Armory Service Station in Lowell for several years, and worked for many local businesses until his retirement.

John was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.  He spent many winters with his wife Alice in Hallandale, FL, during his retirement, and enjoyed the warm winters with the many friends they had made there.

Surviving him are a daughter:  Carlene C. Pappas, and her husband John, of Londonderry, NH; a son:  John R. Carnevale, Jr., and his wife Rosemary, of Dracut; his grandchildren:  Julie Pappas, and Michael Pappas, both of Londonderry, NH; and Kevin John Carnevale and Ryan Michael Carnevale, both of Dracut; his sisters:   Carmilla Makarweicz, of Lowell, Virginia Sheehan, of Lowell; and Mary Milot, of Dracut; as well as many special nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Daniel Vale, and Joseph P. Carnevale, Jr., and sisters Rita Foley, Grace Dunn, and Carlene Creegan.

John's family would especially like to thank the staff at D'Youville Senior Care for the love and compassion they showed him during his time there. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to The Fisher House, c/o  For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home.”
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