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“Can't believe it's been a year was just thinking about this the other day & this memory popped up Hugs ho out to the Carmody boys I know these...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Dinsmore - Fremont, IA

“Very sad to hear about John. I heard just the other day. He talked about the house before retirement. It was fun working with him. I know some of the...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: richard schnormeier - Ames, IA

“Pat, Mike and family so sorry for your loss. Robyn and I couldn't belive it when I say it in the paper wish we would of stayed in contact he was one...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: LeRoy Lutjen - IA

“I just want to say what a GREAT man John was. He stepped into my life and my brothers, and I am so thankful that he took on the role to be my...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Annette Fagen Sage - Ankeny, IA

“Mike, Pat, and families; I am so sorry for the loss of John. He was a very good friend of mine and my family. My prayers and thoughts are with you...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sally Ripperger See

“I am very Thankful that I had the chance to get to know and work beside John every day at the Ia D.O.T. . A very wonderful person and friend. He...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie Cooklin - Jefferson, IA

“So very sorry for your loss, John was a good man and will be missed. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Lancaster (Coleman) - Prole, IA

“I will never forget John Carmody! He was the nicest man I've ever met! He was an angel on earth to my family in the last year. Anything we needed...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Hannam Cosgrove - albia, IA

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9 of 17 | Posted by: Kit Dinneen Crane

“God's Irish, God bless John and Notre Dame, thoughts and prayers to the family ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Sean Conway - Windsor Heights, IA

“Such a tragedy to hear of this. I've been to his house many times while at mom's mowing for one thing or another. He will be greatly missed as a...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Conway Dinsmore - Fremont, IA

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. Enjoyed working with him on his soldier projects and considered him a good friend. He kept such a nice home and...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: dave johnson - albia, IA - friend

“Our deepest sympathy to the Carmody family in this time of sorrow. Where answers fail, we turn to prayer to find peace. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: John J. and Agnes O'Brien - IA

“With deepest sympathy and many kind thoughts and prayers to the Carmody family, especially to Patrick, Mike, Mary Lou & Shawn & families.. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: John &Gloria Gardner - Chariton, IA

“So sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was a wonderful person and a great friend. We will miss him terribly. He touched so many lives in such a...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mike and Donna Judge - Albia, IA

“Pat, Mike and sorry to get the news. I am glad to have spent some time with John last year when in Melrose. God Bless from me and my...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Larry O;Brien - Crete (Chicago), IL

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts are with you. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Shelbur - Classmate

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John Joseph Carmody, age 68, of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home.

John was born July 3, 1946, to Matt F. and Catherine A. (O'Brien) Carmody in Ottumwa, Iowa. He attended Melrose schools and graduated from Albia High School, class of 1964. John attended Centerville Junior College and graduated in 1966 before entering the United States Army and serving his country in Vietnam. He was a decorated soldier.

John was employed at the John Deere Des Moines Works and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

John moved back to Melrose after retirement. He was very active in St. Patrick's Church and the American Legion Post 685 Melrose, Iowa. John had a strong Irish heritage and was a huge Notre Dame fan. He accomplished much in life and his family was proud of him.

John is survived by his brothers, Patrick (Kathy) Carmody of Solon, and Michael (Linda) Carmody of Ankeny; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Carmody of Tucson, AZ; an aunt, Betty McCormick; 6 nieces and nephews; 12 great nieces and nephews; and 1 great-great niece. He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Catherine; and his brother, Donald Carmody.

John will be missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday June 30, 2015, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose, with Father Patrick Lumsden officiating. Burial will follow services at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Melrose, with military rites provided by the American Legion, of Melrose, Albia and Lovilia.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at John's home in Melrose (2370 520th Ave.) with his family present throughout. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Melrose Veterans Memorial Fund (John Parkins)