Andrew Charney died peacefully at his home Monday, Dec. 30, after a short illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Doris Wildman Charney for 69 years.
Mr. Charney was born in Monroe, CT on August 1, 1921, son of the late Michael and Veronica Lasko Charney. He loved his home of 65 years in Shady Rest Sandy Hook, where he enjoyed working outside and taking pride in his lawn and garden. He loved sitting on his porch with his wife after a hard day’s work.
In 1955, along with his brother, Johnny, they established the Charney Bros. excavation company. After his brother retired in 1980, he became partners with his son David who had been working with them since 1973 after serving in the Navy. After retiring in 1990, he would continue to help his son on jobs, well into his 80’s.
In addition to his devoted wife Doris, he was a loving father to his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ray Bresson, with whom he made his home for the last 2 years in Southbury; and his son, Andrew “David” Charney of Monroe. He was the best grandfather to two granddaughters and their husbands, Beth-ann and Bob Hamila of Oxford and Cindy and Karl Walton of Southbury and great-grandfather to Bobby and Lea Hamila of Southbury. He also leaves his sister, Irene Lane of Nokomis, FL and in-laws, Charles Ahearn, Laura, Betty and Lou Wildman and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main St. South, Southbury. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at a later date.
The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice of Naugatuck, especially Sonia and Nicholle, for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please visit a friend or relative that you have not recently seen.