Carolyn V. Baney

Born December 13, 1935 in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania
Departed December 24, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida

Carolyn V. Baney passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve 2023 at the age of 88. Carolyn was born in McKeesport, PA, the oldest daughter of Mike and Verna Kurey. Following high school, she trained as a phlebotomist and worked as a lab technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School where she met the love of her life Richard N. Baney, MD. She attended the University for two years before marrying Richard and moving to Dallas, TX for his internship. Soon after, he joined the Navy and for two and a half years they lived in five different locations – the Quonset hut in Mare Island, CA being her favorite. In 1971, they moved to Titusville, FL and then to Indialantic in 1976.

Carolyn was a cherished wife and mother who devoted her life to her family and raising her four children. She made it her purpose to provide the best support and experiences for them, never missing a sports or music practice, always attending games, recitals, and school activities, and introducing them to all types of new adventures.

She was an avid traveler, digging for artifacts in Mexico, cycling through Greece and Spain, and visiting dozens of places around the world with Richard aboard Lindblad Expeditions cruise ships – Antarctica was her favorite destination.

When her children were older, she became a volunteer bloodmobile driver and phlebotomist with Holmes Hospital. She was also a dedicated supporter and volunteer fundraiser for Florida Institute of Technology and for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.

A defining moment in her life was fulfilling her dream of completing her college degree, receiving a BS in business communications from Florida Tech when she was 53. In March, she was honored as Alumnus of the Year by the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Richard, her four children — Richard Baney, Jr. (Anne), Michael Baney (Nancy), Marisa Baney Jensen (Jeff), Brian Baney (former wife Holly, and partner Sisi) — nine grandchildren, and her sister Jean Caithaml.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at 10:00 a.m. and funeral service at 10:30 a.m. for Carolyn, to be held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 3050 N Hwy A1A, Indialantic, FL on Wednesday January 3rd.

We want to express our gratitude to Seaside Villa, Victoria Landing, Melbourne Regional Medical Center, and especially St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to your favorite charity in Carolyn’s memory.

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Sharon Brimer Frank from Bradenton wrote on January 2, 2024:
Your mother was such a beautiful lady all around. Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family. I remember her so well as a child and she was such a kind, loving lady. I know you all will miss her very much. Sending love to all of you.
Errick Clark from Palm Bay wrote on December 31, 2023:
Sending my deepest condolences and sincere prayers in this time of bereavement. As a believer want to communicate faith is central in a healthy grieving process. Knowing that in Christ death is not the end it's a transition🙏🏾 Sincerely Errick
Cindy and Randy Gartz from Waxhaw, NC wrote on December 29, 2023:
A stunningly beautiful human being that genuinely cared for others and helped out every chance she could. She was always so kind to my family, even though she didn't have to, and went out of her way to ask how our children were doing every time we spoke. We will miss her and love her in eternity.
Inga Young from Melbourne wrote on December 29, 2023:
My condolences. She was truly a treasure to all she knew. Inga
Jason and Lindsay from Orlando wrote on December 29, 2023:
We know how loved you were and always will be. What a legacy. Sending your family lots and lots of love.
Donna Happel from Palm Bay wrote on December 29, 2023:
A lovely lady and friend. My condolences to the Baney family Rest in Peace dear Carolyn.
Dana Niemeier from Indialantic wrote on December 29, 2023:
Whenever I was with Mrs. Carolyn, she talked about her grandchildren and how wonderful they were! I loved her personality and the sparkle in her eyes. Rest well and Godspeed.
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