owner, Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, Granby, Connecticut, died May 23, 2013, at 61. Carmon attended American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service and graduated as valedictorian in 1971, receiving the Dr. John McAllister Memorial Award and the New York State Funeral Directors Award; he was also inducted into the Mu Sigma Alpha honor society.
Carmon returned home to work with his parents and brother at Carmon Funeral Home, then in Windsor Center. Shortly after returning to Windsor, his father died, leaving Carmon and brother John to manage the family firm. Carmon’s brother, Richard, joined them soon after. In 1977, the family acquired Hayes-Huling Funeral Home in Granby, and Carmon and his wife moved to Granby. After having his children, Carmon moved back to Windsor, where he and his brothers continued to grow the funeral business, acquiring Nicholson Funeral Home in Suffield, Samsel Funeral Home in South Windsor and Ladd-Turkington Funeral Home in Vernon and Rockville. Carmon also managed Waszkelewicz South Green Memorial Home in Hartford for 27 years.
Carmon worked as a licensed funeral director for more than 40 years and was a member of NFDA, the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. He also earned the designation of Gold Key Funeral Director and Preferred Funeral Service Professional during his career. He served as sexton of Palisado and Riverside cemeteries in Windsor for many years and as a board member of the First School Society in Windsor and the Granby Cemetery Association in Granby. He is survived by mother Nan, wife Wanda, three children, four grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.
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