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Archibald Charles ‘Archie’ Barney Jr.

NORTH CANAAN — Archibald Charles “Archie” Barney Jr., 86, of North Canaan, died Friday evening, June 25, 2021, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington  after a brief illness.  

Archie was the husband of the late Marilyn (Lamoreaux) Barney.  

He was born Aug. 8, 1934, son of the late Jennabell (Surdam) and Archibald C. Barney Sr.  

Archie worked for a number of years at Pfizer Corporation, then went to work for Richardsons Floor Covering, before moving on to the Rug Shop in Cornwall and then becoming self-employed.  

For the past several years, Archie could be found at the Canaan Country Club, assisting with any number of different projects. 

A veteran of the Army, he served as an orderly under the staff of Five Star General Maxwell D. Taylor.  He was drafted at the age of 27 and remained with the army from 1959 until 1963.

Archie is survived by his four stepchildren, Deborah Kinsley and her husband, Paul, and Laura Lamoreaux, all of Florida, Richard Jamieson and his wife, Lisa, of Massachusetts, and Jamie Jamieson and his partner, Melanie McGinn, of Connecticut; along with his good friends Carl and Helen Richardson of Connecticut.

A Celebration of Archie’s life will be held July 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW Couch Pipa Post #6851 at 104 South Canaan Road, North Canaan. 

Memorial donations may be made in Archie’s memory to the North Canaan Ambulance Company, Route 7, North Canaan, CT 06018. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk -Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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