MeaningfulFunerals - 1:26 pm Mon May 11th, 2015
LeRoy M. Carlson, 89, of Middlesex, VT, died May 6, 2015, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Norwood, MA, on August 29, 1925, the son of Manfred and Ellen (Whittier) Carlson.
He is predeceased by his sister, Priscilla A. (Carlson) Holman.
Roy attended Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and worked for the Vermont State Transportation Department for 31 years as a land surveyor and civil engineer. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and in the Navy during the Korean Conflict; he was also in the USCG Reserves for 20 years and retired as a Quartermaster First Class (expert navigator of USCG vessels).
Roy served the town of Middlesex, VT, in various offices during his 60 years as a resident. He was a longtime member of Bethany Church in Montpelier, VT, and a proud member of the Fairbanks Family in America. He was a founding member and the first president of the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors. He is listed as the Number 1 surveyor of the state. He was recently feted for his 50 years of membership at the 50th anniversary conference last fall.
Roy was an avid gardener, dog lover, outdoorsman, and carpenter and woodworker. He attended boat building school in Eastport, ME, after retirement. During the last 20 years, he proudly and lovingly tended his blueberry bushes and sold the berries locally.
Roy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joan H. (Seale) Carlson and their daughters: Elizabeth and husband, Alan Curler, of New Haven, VT; Kristen Carlson-Lewis and husband, Paul Lewis, of Concord, MA; Barbara Morton of Burlington; and Ritva Carlson-LaFlower and husband, Greg LaFlower, of Barre, VT. Their grandchildren: Heather, Matthew, and Jesse Curler; Benjamin and Bell Morton; Kelsey and Teagan Lewis; and Wally and Hannah Kendzerski
Roy's memorial service will be held at Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, on May 23 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions in Roy's memory may be made to Bethany Church or to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) program (www.cgmahq.org).
Concord, VT 05824 (Set as Local)
New Haven, VT 05472 (Set as Local)
Barre, VT 05641 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Middlesex, VT 05602 (Set as Local)