Henry Robert Carlson, 103, passed on June 15, 2001 at Harbor View Manor, West Haven, where he was treated with kindness and respect from everyone during his residence and death. Henry was born in Northport, L. I. on Feb 5th, 1898 a son of the late John A. and Hilda Wahlstrom Carlson. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy Regan Carlson in 1975, and predeceased by 2 sisters, Ellen Leslie and Josephine Coyle: 2 brothers August and John Carlson. He also survived his beloved son Harold W. Carlson in 1989. He is survived by a son Robert H. Carlson and his wife Shirley P. Carlson of Williamsburg, VA; daughter-in-law Mrs Harold W. Carlson (Gertrude G. Carlson)) of Milford: grandchildren Gary Carlson and his wife Susan Stocker Carlson of West Haven, Lori C. Lappos and her husband Nicholas of New Haven, Bradford W. Carlson of West Haven, Joanne Ferguson and her husband Steve of SC, Kristin Reed and her husband David of VA, and Donald Carlson of FL.: also survived by 12 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren also a niece Shirley C. Anderson of FL. Mr Carlson was a veteran of WW I, US Navy, Seaman 2nd Cl. He was Manager and then supervisor for the A & P Tea Co for 20 years. He also worked in Winchester Arms and developed many new patents for rifle advancements. At age 67 her retired from G & O after 20 years. He was a long time resident of Guilford and later moved to Clover St. West Haven and resided there over 50 years. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thurs June 21, 2001 at 9 AM at Our Lady of Victory Church. Interment in St Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital of St Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511. BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT in care of arrangements.

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