• James E. Varney
    December 12,2012

    James E. Varney

    James E. Varney

    CHATEAUGAY, N.Y. — James E. Varney, 64, of East Main Street, Chateaugay, formerly of Constable, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, N.Y.

    Born in Framingham, Mass., on Dec. 7, 1948, he was the son of the late Edward and Caroline (Heywood) Varney. He was raised by his grandmother, the late Myrtle Heywood, since he was 7 years old.

    He was united in marriage to Mary J. Bliss on April 18, 1998, at Barre Baptist Fellowship in Barre, Vt.

    Mr. Varney was employed by National Life, Montpelier, Vt., as an electrician for over 30 years. In 2002, he moved to Constable and then moved to Chateaugay in 2011.

    He loved to work with computers.

    Mr. Varney is survived by his wife of 14 years; a daughter, Rebeca Varney, of Chateaugay; two stepdaughters and a son-in-law, Larissa Bigelow, of Chateaugay, and Victoria and Kirt Johnson, of Graniteville, Vt.; two stepsons, Steven Pratt, of Barre, Vt., and Josiah Pratt, of Malone; 10 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Jim Johnson, of Bennington, N.H.; a niece, Carrie DeLorenzo, of Vermont; two nephews, Leo Goodwin, of Pennsylvania, and Nathan Goodwin, of St. Regis Falls; one great-nephew and nine great-nieces.

    At Mr. Varney’s request, there will be no services.

    Donations in his memory may be made to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

    Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.

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