Anita E. Carlson, 96, of Moodus Road, East Hampton, died Thursday (November 11), at the home of her son where she had been living for the last year. She was the loving wife of her late husband, Kenneth A. Carlson who passed away in 2000. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24, 1925, daughter of the late Ivar and Elfrida Lindquist. She moved to East Hampton, Connecticut in 1949 and raised her family. Before her retirement in 1991, she worked in the East Hampton school system as the Cafeteria Director. She started the cafeteria program in all East Hampton schools in 1963 and managed all activity funds at the high school. She was a member of the Haddam Neck Covenant Church beginning in 1962 where she was involved in numerous activities over the years. She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Barry and Ruth Carlson of Forney, TX, Glenn and Debra Carlson of Higganum, CT, David and Patty Carlson of Chester, CT, and Rick and Jaye Carlson of Hingham, MA. In addition, she is survived by 9 grandchildren, Sherry Vasquez (Rich), Elysha Mallon (Patrick), Kelly Malaro (Will), Kyle Carlson, Gregory Carlson, Kristy Troxell (Greg), Erik Carlson, Kirsten Carlson, and Jennifer Carlson, as well as 8 great grandchildren, Dima, Natalia, Conner, Cameron, Sadie, Brayden, Haven, and Parker. Special thanks are also extended to Bill and Catherine Holmes, special friends and neighbors, for all of the caring and support provided throughout the years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 11am at the Haddam Neck Covenant Church, 17 Haddam Neck Road, East Hampton, CT with the Rev Tom Cowger officiating. Burial will be in Rock Landing Cemetery, Haddam Neck at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Haddam Neck Covenant church or a charity of your choosing.
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