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“Dear Dee, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Pat ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Konczeski - Schenectady, NY

“Mark - Thinking of you with sympathy in the loss of your father.Jim and Karen Miller ”
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“My sympathy to all the loved of Marcel.I remember him faithfully at the Vigil Mass each Saturday at St. John the Baptist. I will offer Mass for...Read More »
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“Marcel was such kind man. It was always a pleasure to talk with him. I will always think of him with great fondness. Condolences and prayers...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Teri Sendzicki - Niskayuna, NY

“To the Carrara Family,I am so very saddened to hear of your great loss, all of you are in my prayers, Marcel was a wonderful man and a wonderful...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Carrara - Schenectady, NY

“Many prayers,blessings and love to your family. So sorry for you loss ”
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“So very sorry! Condolences and prayers.... ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy & Don Robbins - Loudonville

“I'll always remember your quick smile and easy laughter, Uncle Marc. You and Aunt Dee were always such great company! And I can still picture you,...Read More »
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NISKAYUNA – Marcel V. 'Mark' Carrara, 91, entered peacefully into the Arms of the Lord on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Ellis Hospital.
Mark was born in Schenectady on January 8, 1925 a son of the late Anthony and Patricia (Gardino) Carrara. He was a 1943 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and entered the US Army Air Corp. Mark honorably served as a flight engineer, flying on B-24 bombers in the Philippines and later during the Occupation of Japan. Upon returning home from active duty, Mark's passion and drive for education began as he attended college in Utica, Syracuse and the University of Miami, where he participated in the ROTC program and graduated in 1951 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Mark's career began with Sperry Gyroscope, in Great Neck, LI, and in 1952 with the General Electric Company in Schenectady. Mark worked at the main plant and retired as a project Engineer in 1983 with 31 years of dedicated service. He was accredited with several patents and awards. Mark was a mentor to many young engineering students, teaching them at HVCC and Niskayuna High School.
Mark leaves a legacy of honor, dedication and service to his family, friends, community and nation.
He was a member of the Schenectady Old Timers Baseball Club, and a longtime communicant of the former St. John the Baptist Church.
Mark was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Dolores Filimon.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Dolores Serapilio Carrara, whom he so proudly married on September 4, 1949; his sons, Mark Carrara and his wife Jane, of Malta and Bruce Carrara, of Niskayuna; a sister, Nadine Vine, of Ballston Lake; grandchildren, Nicholas Carrara, Joe Cousineau and his wife Stacie and Michael Cousineau and his wife Lauren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9 am at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 2216 Rosa Road, Schenectady. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow at 12 noon in the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.
"Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring out of human suffering, In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind." – William Wordsworth
Those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Mark's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis TN, 38101 or online at