Marilyn Carlson

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Carlson, Marilyn
Marilyn Morange Carlson, long-time resident of Easton, Connecticut died on March 27, 2014. She was the devoted wife of the late Sidney C. Carlson, with whom she shared 23 years of marriage before his untimely passing in 1975. Daughter of Eugene and Petronella Karlon Morange, Marilyn Carlson was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 19, 1929. She grew up in Massachusetts and later settled in the Bridgeport area in her grammar school years. She was employed by Warner Brothers and Reads Department Store. Her primary profession was that of wife, mother, and grandmother from which she took great joy. Long active in the Bridgeport community, Marilyn volunteered regularly with the Girl Scouts, PTA and the Fairfield Prep Bellarmine Mothers' Guild. An avid gardener, cook and seamstress, she delighted in sharing her abundant creative gifts with her extensive network of family and friends. Marilyn is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Robert S. Carlson and Marion Carlson of Easton, Connecticut and her devoted daughter, Nancy Beth Carlson of Alexandria, Virginia. She also leaves and her grandsons Severin Carlson and Ryan Carlson, of New York City and Granddaughter, Kristin Carlson of Chicago, Illinois. She is also survived by a brother, Edward Morange of Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews. The family thanks the nurses, physicians, and other staff of Bridgeport Hospital, including the gerontologists and Hospice group, and her three caregivers, Madge, Stephane and Andrea for their compassionate and expert care over the last two years. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on April 5, 2014 at the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Fairfield University. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Honoring her request, there will be no visiting hours and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Marilyn Carlson may be made to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610, ATTN: Marilyn Carlson Nursing Scholarship. A memorial gift can also be made securely online at by clicking on 'Donate Now'. To send online condolences, please visit


Funeral Home
Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home
4 Gorham Place Trumbull, CT 06611
Funeral Home Details
Published in Fairfield Citizen from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2014
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