Charles J. “Chuck” Carlson
Charles J. "Chuck" Carlson age 88, of Quincy died on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in his home. He was born August 20, 1930 in Torrington, CT a son of Carl and Lillian (Pont) Carlson. On November 28, 1953 he married Jeanette A. Novajasky in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Torrington.
Charlie and Jeanette retired to Bevard, North Carolina for several years, spent time in Florida, and then ended up moving closer to family in Quincy, IL.
Charlie retired in 1992 from Seitz Corp. in Torrington Ct., after working as Personnel Director in the Human Relations Department.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bataan CVL-29.
He was a charter member of the Torrington Elks Lodge #372; Charlie was a volunteer fireman for many years and later became Chief of the Burrville Volunteer Fire Department in Torrington, CT.
Charlie was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Quincy and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Chuck was a wonderful, caring father who would do anything for his children, and his family was very important to him. He was an avid deer hunter in CT and VT, but he also enjoyed hiking and gardening.
In addition to his wife Jeanette, survivors also include his children:
Bruce Carlson of Newark, VT; Brian Carlson of Arlington, TX: Linda (Bryant) Burke of Quincy; Laurie Carlson and Carol Carey both of Torrington.
Six Grandchildren: Sarah, Keith, Amanda, Trevor, Samantha, and Jeffrey.
Three Great Grandchildren: Niajasia, Manuel, and Ella Jean; One great-great granddaughter, Ayrius, and one great granddaughter arriving in April.
A sister, Dorthea Salter of Florida; nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Ronald Carlson, a sister Irene Carlson, and a grandson Ryan Burke.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.
Inurnment with Military Honors will be at a later date in Nepaug Cemetery in New Hartford, CT.
Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Blessing Cancer Center or to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com
- I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. May Charlie Rest In Peace. We prayed for you at Ladies of Charity. May you find comfort in Gods word.
- We are all so very sorry to hear of Chucks passing May he Rest In Peace . May you all find strength and peace thru Gods love .