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Woodbury, Connecticut

Daniel J. & Jean V. Carnese Scholarship

Established February, 2015

By Daniel J. & Jean V. Carnese

Daniel J. Carnese was born in Greenwich, CT and grew up in Rye Brook, NY.  He graduated from MIT as an aeronautical engineer and worked in aviation for most of his career, primarily at Republic Aircraft and then Sikorsky Aircraft.  Following a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, he joined the faculty of UB, where he established and administered its Co-operative Work/Study Program for several years.  Returning to aviation, his first love, he worked briefly for the US Navy office at Sikorsky and ultimately back to Sikorsky itself until his retirement.

A long-time resident of Westport, CT, Dan was an active participant in a number of political and civic activities, including terms on the Westport Representative Town Meeting.  He also pursued his hobbies of horticulture and photography.

Jean Viering McGuire Carnese was born and raised in Hamden, CT and graduated from Albertus Magnus College, with subsequent graduate work at SCSU and Sacred Heart University.  Following a brief career in teaching she married and moved to Monroe, CT, where she began her many years of involvement in civic and political activities including the Monroe Library Board and later the Board of Police Commissioners.  Widowed with two young children, she returned to her teaching career and taught kindergarten in Monroe for 25 years until her retirement.

In 1994 Dan and Jean married, sold their respective homes and built a home together in Woodbury, where they continued their interests and activities in civic and political affairs.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.