Charles William “Man” Carbino, 89, of Massena


Massena – Mr.Charles William “Man” Carbino, 89, of 41 Spruce Street, passed away early Monday morning, January 28, 2013 at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past week.

Charles was born October 10, 1923, the son of the late Eva Carbino and Victor White.  He was raised by his grandparents, Orrin and Ada Carbino.  He attended schools in Massena.  On May 12, 1944, he married Irene M. Dufresne; she predeceased him on July 26, 2005.

Charles first worked in the Massena Coal Yards before working with the Ringling Brothers Circus for many years and later started working for the James E. Strait Circus Shows.   After returning home, we began working at the Masssena Water Department and also worked for Perrina Construction during the building of the Seaway.  Charles later went to work for Lowe’s Brothers Painting in Lyons Falls, which took him all over the country painting.  He also managed various apartment buildings while living California before going to the Ranch.

He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and the Sons of the Amvets.  He truly enjoyed going to the Mohawk Bingo Palace, fishing, hunting, and traveling.

Charles is survived by his three children, Charlotte LaCourse of California; Michele Carbino of Massena; and David Carbino and his companion, Sandy Douglas of Massena; 8 grandchildren, Tammy Smith, Tim Carbino, Randy Carbino, Charlie Brown, Scott Favreau, Sherry Page, Lauri Good, Chris LaCourse; and several great grandchildren.    He is also survived by his siblings, Sylvia and Ralph Chennell of Brantingham; Eva Vanzandt of Glenfield; Amanda Blade of Greig; Louise and Donald Hulbert of Brantingham; Peter Kriwox of Greig; Sam Kriwox of Lowville; Gary Kriwox of Constableville; and John Kirwox of Wallowa, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, John Carbino in June 1990; six brothers, Donald and Albert Dumas; Paul, Eric, Steve, and Joseph Kriwox; and five sisters, Nellie and Myrtle Kriwox, Ruth Cobb, Pauline Salmon, and Theresa Sweeney.

As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where condolences may be made online at

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