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Carlson, Kenneth H.

Carlson, Ken

Kenneth Hjalmar Carlson, a longtime resident of Hyde Park, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a long illness.  He was 80.  Kenneth was born December 7, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of John Hjalmar and Astrid Victoria (Anderson) Carlson, immigrants from Sweden.  He worked for 26 years as a maintenance man in the athletic department at Curry College in Milton until his retirement in June of 2006.  Ken was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westwood and had belonged to the Lutheran Club, the Acquillo Club in Boston, and the Viking Club in Quincy.  He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, coins, and military memorobilia.  Ken is survived by his wife Rosalie Ann (Gustafson) Carlson; his two sons, David Kenneth Carlson, and his wife Lynn, of Norton and Douglas John Carlson of Hyde Park; and his five grandchildren, Victoria, Ashley, Laura, Emily, and Jonathan.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, April 28th from 2-5 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Sunday, May 5th 2013 at 3 PM at the First Baptist Church of Westwood.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Paula Menyuk
    April 27th, 2013 | 1:04 pm

    I send my deepest sympathies and love to his wife Rosalie and to his sons and his grand children. I know he will be deeply missed but, he is now at peace. Paula Menyuk.

  2. Yngve Anderson
    April 27th, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Kenny was my cousin and my friend for over 70 years. He was a good man and will be missed. Sheila and I will pray for him and his family.


  3. Deborah and Stanley Taylor
    April 27th, 2013 | 5:16 pm

    Rosalie and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for the peace and comfort of our Lord as you grieve. We know you take solace in knowing Kenny is now able to do all those things that have been a struggle for so long. He has patiently endured for so long and now wiats for the day you will join him to dance forever in glory. With lots of love, Deb and Stan

  4. Rev. Dr.and Mrs. Robert Houston
    April 27th, 2013 | 7:47 pm

    Rosalie, David and Douglas,

    We were sad to get your message that Kenneth had passed away. You told us a few weeks ago that he was very ill, but we certainly did not realize that he would go so soon. We are in Maine now and are sorry that we will not be able to attend the wake or the funeral. However, when you have had a chance to recover we would like to get together with you, and remember the very good times we had at the church when we were young. Our love and prayers.
    Bob and Ruby

  5. Gaylen Kelley
    April 27th, 2013 | 9:42 pm

    Dear Rosalie

    Glenice and I are so sorry to hear of your loss of Ken! Your friends on the Board of the
    Retired Faculty and Staff share your grief and loss.

    Gaylen Kelley

  6. Margie & Dick Connell
    April 27th, 2013 | 10:48 pm

    Dear Rosalie & Family:

    We are deeply saddened by the death of Kenny. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult
    time. Love, Margie & Dick

  7. Phil & Pat Hoyt
    April 28th, 2013 | 8:57 am

    So sorry to hear. We send our deepest sympathy.

  8. June Harvey
    April 28th, 2013 | 11:07 am

    Dear Rosalie and Family:

    It is so hard to find the right words, but I hope you’ll know somehow, my sympathy and very warmest thoughts are with you now and in the days ahead.

    In your time of bereavement may you find the kindness of family and friends to comfort you, compassion to warm and sustain you, and the unfailing love of God to bring peace to your heart.

    In deepest sympathy and much love,

    June Harvey

  9. Dick Vidale
    April 28th, 2013 | 8:52 pm

    Dear Rosalie,

    My deepest sympathy. I am so sorry about your loss.


    Dick Vidale

  10. Anne Rosen
    April 29th, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Rosalie, So Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. You are in my prayers. Anne Rosen

  11. Mary Bono
    April 29th, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Dear Rosalie,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband.

    Mary Bono

  12. Sean C Rafferty
    April 30th, 2013 | 1:19 am

    Rosalie, I share in the sadness and loss. I’ve known Kenny for many years. He has always been a stand up guy, and a good Christian man. I pray now for you, David and Douglas in your time of grief and adjustment. Kenny is no longer in pain, he is with the God he served for so long. Be blessed, be well,

    In His Name,


  13. Sherri & Bobby
    April 30th, 2013 | 10:05 am

    May happy memories replace the sadness in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you David, Lynn and family. Our warmest condolences Bobby, Sherri, family & JHRS

  14. Joseph Boskin
    May 1st, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Dear Rosalie/

    My I offer my wraparound thoughts and embraces to you and family on the loss of husband and father. He was clearly a wonderful and joyous person.


  15. Olympia (Linda) Constantinou
    May 2nd, 2013 | 10:45 am

    Dear Rosalie, David & Doug –

    I worked with Kenny at Curry College for many years, and was very saddened to learn of his passing just today. Kenny was a hard worker with a keen sense of humor that was enjoyed by all in the athletic department. He loved you all very much. My prayers are with you during this sad time.


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