COCOA, Fla. - Robert H. Carlson Sr., 83, of Cocoa, Fla. and Meriden, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Bob was born Feb. 27, 1931.
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He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Edna (Pepin) Carlson; his sons, Robert H. Carlson Jr., of Cheshire; Billy Reid, of Wallingford; and Patrick Reid, of California; his daughters, Linda (Jonathan) Day, of Meriden; Kathy (John) Ibbotson, of Moodus; and Betsy (Jim) Spinelli, of Niantic; his sister, Dorothy (Robert) Plunske, of East Granby; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Reid; his brothers, Edward and Edwin Carlson, and Charlie Jones; and his sister, Shirley Iannucci.
He was a great guy with a sense of humor and will be missed by all. He loved Buicks and Harleys. Bob worked at Transport Auto Body and American Truck and Trailer in Orange.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 30, 2014