Joan Rita (Fitzpatrick) Carlson
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Beloved wife of 55 years to Donald, revered mother to Cynthia/Cyndie and Brian (Shari). Grandmother to Vincent and Julia Linares. Preceded in passing May 19 by beloved parents John J. & Marian C. Fitzpatrick and sister Marilyn Selig (Bob). Adored sister to Donna Drake (Leroy) and Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Joan was a beautiful spirit, mentor and best friend. Her enigmatic personality filled every space she entered with love and light. Joan & Don loved to travel and read exploring many cultures, cuisines and experiences. Joan will be dearly missed. Always in our thoughts, prayers & treasured memories. May her spirit be with us always to guide us in light, love and peace. A Celebration of Life/Memorial Mass, in honor of Joan, will take place at a later date.

Joan will be laid to rest in The Wall of Honor at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be make to The American Lung/Heart Association. Feel free to sign the guest book and share your condolences and memories.


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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 22, 2020.
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May 31, 2020
My heart breaks for the Carlson family. Aunt Joan always made everyone feel special. I will miss her so much. She had such a kind and wonderful spirit. I hope her memory brings you comfort and joy.
Paula
Family
May 27, 2020
Sorry to hear of your Mom passing. I went to high school with her for four years. We shared all four years together. She was such a beautiful teen and good friend. Happy to see she had a beautiful family and was enjoying life to the fullest May God Bless her with many rewards for job well done!!!
Rose Ann (DAmbrosio) Koyer
Friend
May 25, 2020
Cyndie. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. May your Mom rest in eternal peace and may her memory guide your lives forthwith.
Pete Lozano
Friend
May 23, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Daphne
May 23, 2020
Good bye for now, Aunt Joan - as we shall see each other again soon. May the sun shine high and the birds sing loud. May peace surround you always. I will miss you - love Always
Beth Selig
Family
May 22, 2020
Grandma Joan fully embodied the type of woman I hope some day I will become: elegant, charismatic, adventurous, witty, and compassionate. She accepted me into her family and always insisted that she be referred to as grandma, and in my heart she will always be my Grandma. I take solace in her contagious smile and in reminiscing of her holding my hand when she spoke to me. I know shes looking after all of us excited for our next adventures. Love you Grandma Joan.
Julia Linares
Family
May 22, 2020
To all that were blessed to know her:
After long reflection on the life of an incredible woman, I know that she is looking down on us now waiting to see the wonders we will add to the world. Mother, grandmother, wife, and friend, she had a way of making those around her feel loved and cared for. Her memory would be best suited spreading that same type of joy and kindness back into the world. Please go forth and spread love and kindness; make those around you feel cared for and heard in a way that our beloved Joan made those around her feel. Mom, we will always love you and carry you with us as we go forth and add goodness to the world the same way you did in our lives and the lives of so many.
Brian and Shari Carlson
Son
May 22, 2020
Joan will be dearly missed, she was a wonderful person. She is with our dear Lord now and at peace.
Don and Sandy Seger
Mother
May 22, 2020
My condolences on your families loss of you mother (Aunt Joan) to me. She will truly missed by everyone in the family.
Michael Masokas
Family
May 22, 2020
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Laura Brown
May 22, 2020
She was a very sweet lady, Im going to miss her. : (
Mark Seger
May 22, 2020
My heart goes out to the family.
Gene
May 22, 2020
In Loving Memory of The Best Mom ever . My Love for you is endless and forever. I will be listening for you in the wind and in nature. Ive already seen a few cardinals, hear your voice and feel your beautiful spirit with me. Because of you I am the person I am and will be. You are my best friend forever and I look forward to the day we meet again in Heaven. All My Love, Prayers and Peace. Love Forever and Always! Cyndie
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