Carney was born to Angus and Mary Carney. He attended the Holy Savior Parochial School in Linwood, Delaware County, then received his high-school education at the Augustinian Academy in Staten Island, N.Y. He entered the Order of St. Augustine in 1935, and, after receiving a degree in philosophy from what was then Villanova College, in 1940, he studied theology at the Augustinian College, in Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1943.
He served parishes in Illinois, Staten Island, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere before returning to Villanova University, where he earned a master's degree in religious studies in 1962. After serving St. Denis Parish, in Havertown, he held parish positions in Trenton.
He moved to St. Thomas Monastery, in Villanova, in 1993.
Services: Funeral Mass 7:30 Monday evening at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Church on the university campus. Viewing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.
Donations may be made to the Care of Sick and Elderly Augustinians Fund, c/o Provincial Offices, 214 Ashwood Rd., P.O. Box 340, Villanova PA 19085.
Contact John F. Morrison at email@example.com or 215-854-5573.