Carl H. Carlson, Jr., 94, of Marlborough, beloved husband of Rosanna M. Carlson and the late Kathleen Carlson, passed away on January 30, 2023.
He was born on August 18, 1928 to the late Carl H. Carlson, Sr. and Ella Carlson. He was raised in Waterbury and was a graduate of Leavenworth High School and the University of New Haven.
Carl was a World War II veteran who served on the U.S.S. Leyte. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5095 and American Legion Post 197, where he previously served as Commander.
Carl began his utility career in 1952 as a lineman in Waterbury. He held a number of positions both in Connecticut and in the utility's Western Massachusetts Region. He ended his utility career as a district manager for Northeast Utilities.
Dedicated to his community, he was a member of the AIPE, Shriners, Third Master Mason, Republican Town Committee, Chairman of the Marlborough Memorial Day Parade, Boy Scouts "Can Man" Chairman, and on numerous boards and commissions. Carl was an avid card and billiards player. He looked forward to his weekly games of pool followed by lunch at the Marlborough Senior Center.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by Margaret (Kevin) Dowling, Marilyn (George) Kain, Matthew (Tammy) Carlson, Michelle Moon, and Diane Carlson. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many other beloved family members and friends.
He was predeceased by his brother, Delbert Carlson, sister, Lida Keroski, and sons, Carl Carlson III, Stephen Carlson, Peter Fredette, and Dan Moon.
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Monday Feb. 6th from 5:00PM until 7:00PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday Feb. 7th at 11:00AM in St. John Fisher Church in Marlborough followed by burial with Military Honors in Marlboro Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners International or the ALS Association of Connecticut. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.
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