Robert C. Harney



Rome Sentinel Co.


Robert Charles (Junior) Harney, 84, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, with his loving children by his side. He was born in Knoxboro, NY on March 27, 1938, son of the late Charles and Emogene (Gaut) Harney. On November 6, 1960, Robert married Gloria Parkhurst of Holland Patent, NY. Robert was a self-employed painter for many years, until his retirement. Robert was an avid sports fan, especially the New York Yankees and Syracuse Orange Basketball and Football teams. He also enjoyed watching NFL football. Robert is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Gloria; children, Shirley (Robert) Suda, Christopher “Mike” (Cindy) Harney, Jeanne Harney and Donald Durgan, all of Rome, Diane (Doug) Mason, of Vernon Center and Charles Harney, of Rome; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, all whom he cherished; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He also had a beloved dog, Buddy, his constant companion. Also surviving is a sister, Esther Kitchen, of Vernon Center; and brother, Fay Harney, of Knoxboro. Robert was predeceased by three sisters, Bessy Babcock, Alida Odit and Charlene Bugbee; and five brothers, Halsey, Eugene, Jack, Jim and LeRoy. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., for all their help, love, compassion and support given to Robert and the family. A Graveside Service, with burial, will take place in the spring at Stockbridge Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made, in Robert’s name, to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413 or Humane Society of Rome, Inc., PO Box 4572, Rome, NY 13442-4572. Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd., Rome. To offer online condolences, please visit www.njbushfuneralhome. com.