James Raymond Carlon

Died: Wed., Mar. 7, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 11, 2018
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Mar. 12, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Church

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  James Raymond Carlon of Poughkeepsie, NY was born December 31, 1930 to the late Francis Carlon and Frances Dunn. He graduated Poughkeepsie High School in 1949 and attended Seton Hall University and Sienna College. He joined the Army in 1951 and was honorably discharged February 11, 1954. He then worked as a Sheet Metal Worker for over 30 years. He married Mary Jo Degroat in St. Anns Nyack, NY on April 21, 1956, who survives at home. He was an avid trumpet player with his brother Frank. They had their own band called The Gentleman Five. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

  James is survived by six children; James J. Carlon of Poughkeepsie, Edward R. Carlon of Yonkers, Christopher (Marie) Carlon of Red Hook, Eileen (Edward) Bentzlin of Loudon, NH, Ellen (Brian) Edwards of Rhinebeck and Brian Carlon and Rebecca Ostrander of Poughkeepsie, eleven grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

  He is predeceased by a son; Daniel Carlon; a brother Frank Carlon and a sister-in-law; Ruth Carlon.

  Calling hours will be Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4-7pm at Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 845-452-1840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church, 231 Church St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. A burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hyde Park. In leui of flower, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.To send online condolences, please visit www.darrowfuneralhome.org

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Julia M Medina
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Spanish Department PBHS.

We are thinking of you Dan and your family at this time of sorrow. Love from the Spanish Department at Pine Bush High School.

A. George Herrfurth & Family
   Posted Sun March 11, 2018
Uncle Jim was a wonderful uncle, always friendly and outgoing and a good listener. He was so devoted to our beloved Aunt Mary No and he will be sorely missed by his nephews and nieces and great- nephews and great-nieces. All our love and respect to Aunt Mary Jo and all our Carlon cousins. May Uncle Jim's love, generosity and positive energy strengthen and comfort you at this time of loss and for the years to come. The Herrfurth Family of Silver Spring, Maryland. George, Cathryn, Matt, Liv and Andrew

Gerard Herrfurth
   Posted Sun March 11, 2018
Uncle Jim was a great Uncle and very nice man. It was always a pleasure to spend time with him. I enjoyed our conversations immensely, especially about history, the Hudson Valley, food, cooking and good area restaurants. Uncle Jim always knew a good spot to check out or a scenic road to take a drive on or a beautiful area to spend a day with the family and have a picnic.
I'm also very grateful and thankful about how very patient, understanding and helpful Uncle Jim was with my Dad and Mom, during their years living in Fishkill.
My wife would add how warm and welcoming Uncle Jim always was to Her and our kids and that he will be greatly missed by our family as well as all of yours.
Our deepest condolences go out to Aunt Mary Jo, all of my Cousins and their children.
Sincerely, Gerard, Kendall, Elianna and Christian Herrfurth

Rosemary Edwards
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
A wonderful person. Always ready for great conversation! Will be greatly missed.

Rosemary Edwards
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
A wonderful person. Always ready for great conversation! Will be greatly missed.

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