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Carlson, Roger E.

Roger Ernest Carlson, a resident of Westwood, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Brighton.  He was 73.  Roger was born April 7, 1946 in Norwood, Massachusetts, a son of Arthur Edward and Mildred Marie (Rosen) Carlson.  He graduated from Walpole High School and earned his Associate degree from Wentworth Institute in Boston and his Bachelor degree from Northeastern University.  Roger was a retired manufacturing engineer for the GenRad Corporation.  He was a former member of the DeMolay, and was a member of Orient Lodge AF & AM of Norwood.  Roger had the reputation of being able to fix almost anything and was talented in construction having built his own home and an addition at his daughter’s home.  Roger is survived by his wife, Mary Bell (Wood) Carlson; his daughter Kimberly M. Carlson, and her husband Collin P. Hinkley, of Millis; his brother, Arthur Carlson, and his wife Jillian, of Stow; his three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Lilly, and Nola Hinkley; and his nieces, Karen Tower, Laura Carlson, Dianna Maddocks, Dawn Gosselyn and Charlene Wood and nephew Scott Wood.  He also leaves two brothers-in-law, Bob Wood, Bill Wood and his wife Ann. Visiting hours will be held Monday, Feb 3rd from 4 to 7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invite to attend his funeral Tuesday, February 4th at 10 am at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street, Westwood followed by interment in New Westwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Marsha Somerville Brown
    February 2nd, 2020 | 6:53 pm

    Dear Carlson Family and Friends,
    Memories keep us all connected! Roger was a strong presence in everyone’s life and will continue to be. I am so blessed to have known Roger and Mary since my high school years. Roger was always so kind, caring, thoughtful and funny! I am in Williamsburg, VA and will miss Roger’s funeral. I will be home soon and plan to spend some time with Mary. Love you All, Marsha Brown

  2. Joan Barry Robbins
    February 11th, 2020 | 10:46 pm

    Brother Carl and I lived just down the road from the farm so knew Art,Roger and Kenny well. Dated Kenny, and Roger was in my graduating class. So sorry to hear from our Class President that he has passed. A really good guy! Good memories of riding the school bus, the farm, milking cows and hanging out down by the ole Traphole brook that passed thru the farm.

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