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Florence M. Carmody (Gardas)

August 3, 1944 - December 10, 2021

Service Date: January 15, 2022

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Saint John the Evangelist

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Florence Marie Carmody, 77, of Honesdale, passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, December 10th, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert V. Carmody. The couple married on February 27th, 1965.
Born on August 3rd, 1944, in Carbondale, PA., She was the daughter of the late John A. Gardas and Anna Mae (Gitch) Gardas. “Flossie” was a graduate of Honesdale High School and continued her education at Empire Beauty School, Scranton, where she received her license in Cosmetology.
Flossie always had a dream of owning her own Beauty Salon and in 1982, she opened “Flossie’s Beauty Salon”, which she proudly ran for over 25 years. She was dedicated to her clients and her relationships she built through her salon, she very much cherished.
She was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale and taught Catechism for several years.
Flossie was very passionate about helping others. Whether it was making dinner for a friend or family member that may be ill or going to someone’s home and giving them free salon services to someone who was down on their luck. She was very gifted and was an amazing cook and equally loved baking. Flossie was free-spirited, artistic, loved music and enjoyed dancing. Her sparkling eyes and smile could light a up a room. Mostly, she loved her family and friends as they loved her just as much in return. Flossie’s time here on earth was a blessing to all that knew her.
In addition to her husband Robert, she is survived by their four children, Tammy Fennell and husband, John Fennell, Virginia Beach, VA.; Robert Carmody and companion, Jaci Rogers of Honesdale; Kathleen Daniels and husband, Mark Daniels of Blandon, PA.; Nancy (Carmody) Neyhart and fiancé, George Allport of Emmaus, PA. Sister, Joanne Weigand of Hillsborough, NJ.; Grandchildren, Alyssa Jackson and husband, Chris Jackson of Davidson, NC.; Patrick Fennell of Virginia Beach, VA.; Bridget Pingel and husband, Logan Pingel, Kapaa, HI.; Lindsey Carmody of Erie, PA ; Hannah and Josiah Daniels of Blandon, PA.; Anna and Finnley Neyhart of Emmaus, PA. Great Grand Children, Owen and Olivia Jackson; and a Baby (boy) Pingel on the way. Florence was blessed with many beloved uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald J. Gardas; Father-in-law, John D. Carmody; Mother-in-law, Dolores Jean Carmody; Brother-in-law, Joseph D. Carmody; Brother-in-law, Al Gillette; Daughter-in-law, Kathryn Frisch Carmody.
Please join us in honoring the life of Florence on Friday, January 14th from 4 to 7 at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 15th at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 150 Terrace Street, Honesdale. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 2835 East Carson St., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA. 15203.


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