Lee A. Carlson

Born: Fri., May 21, 1937
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2013

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Lee A. Carlson, 75,  a resident of Southborough for 43 years, died Saturday, March 2, 2013.
He was the husband of Carol (Smith) Carlson for the past 51 years.

Born and raised in Framingham, he was the son of the late Gustave H. and Mae (Wheeler)  Carlson. Lee graduated from Framingham High School in 1955, the University of Michigan in 1960, and received a Masters of Science in chemistry from Dartmouth College in 1962.  He was employed by Avery Dennison in Framingham (formerly Dennison Mfg. Co.) for 34 years in the research and development division.  Prior to his retirement, Lee was a technical manager for new products.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his 3 children, Kelly A. Carlson of Knoxville, TN; Kurt A. Carlson and his wife Deirdre of Auburn; Eric L. Carlson of Marlborough; 3 grandchildren, Jacob Carlson of Boston; Conor and Shayleigh Carlson of Auburn; a brother, David W. Carlson of W. Boylston; a sister-in-law, Barbara Carlson of Reynoldburg, OH; 4 nieces, Dawn Porter of Boylston; Cindy Carlson and Cheryl Michaud of NY; Nancy Boehm of OH; a nephew, David G. Carlson of Worcester.  He was
pre-deceased by his brother Richard Carlson, formerly of  Grand Island, NY.

All funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to International  Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation, 6144 Clark Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34238  www.iwmf.com

Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street,  Southborough.  To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit morrisfuneralparlor.com .

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Jeanne (Bacon) Thomas
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Dear Carol & family, I never knew Lee but knowing he was married to such a beautiful person as you are Carol; he had to be one of the nicest men anyone could meet!! Just know that he is now your Guardian Angel & will always be with you and your family. With much love, Jeanne

Karen Potenza
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Bunky's passing. I know it's been a rough year. I do hope that you are able to hold the memories close. It does make things easier. This past year without my dad has flown but having those memories has really softened the blow.
Love Karen

Roland and Joyce
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
To Carol and all your loved ones,
Roland and I want to extend our sympathy to each of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love.
The Hills

Don and Linda Buzzell
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Carol and Family

It's hard to find the words that will comfort you at this time of loss, but we are thinking of you with sympathy.

Linda @ Don

Suzanne Valliere
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Dear Carol, Kelly, Kurt, and Eric, it was so hard for you all the past few months. He was such a good soldier, went through all those treatments, and never complained. He fought the good fight. He was such a good friend , and always very kind to me. I will certainly miss him, love, Suzanne

Bob Knittle
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Dee and Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. When I lost my Dad four years ago, it was devastating losing a friend. I'm sure the times are dark at this point. But, as time has moved along, I have seen my Dad in so many different ways, with so many wonderful memories. I hope you are able to feel the peace and comfort of the ones around you. Sincerely, Bob

James (Red). McDevitt
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Lee (Bunky) Carlson Family -- I knew Lee as Bunky from HS days -- he was a true scholar athlete -- a greet hard running blocking fullback - a key to our offense -- always polite, friendly and kind words to all of us.-- Lee will be deeply missed (Rest-in-Peace)

Jim (Red) McDevitt

Carol Cronin
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Carol -

My condolences to you and your family. I had no idea he was so ill. I have wonderful memories of "Bunky" and hope he had a peaceful passing. Time helps to heal the loss of a husband, but it takes a while. You are in my thoughts.


Kate Moylan
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Dear Dee, Kurt and family--
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. I hope the memories you share and the love and support of your family will comfort all of you during this difficult time.

Linda Nordstrom
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Dear Carol and family,
We are greatly saddened by Lee's passing and by the pain that you are all going through. He was a special and wonderful man. Just know that you and your loved ones are uppermost in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Jim

Bev Presson
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Dear Kelly and family~ Extending sympathy and prayers from all of your friends on the staff at Metro West Medical's Child Development Unit.

John Madden
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Saddened to learn of Bunky"s passing. He looked great and seemed to be in fine spirits when I saw him at Columbus Hall a year ago. Lee was a really fine guy, great leader, and lots of fun to be around. Best to you.

Bob & Cathy Leporati
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Bob and I were sorry to hear of Bunky's passing. We hope you find comfort in your happy memories and you find peace and strength each passing day. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Cathy Leporati

Lisa Fine
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
To the family of Lee Carlson - I have often wondered about him and am sad that he is gone. I worked for him during the time I attended college, and afterwards, at the Dennison Carter's Division of Dennison Mfg. (circa 1984 - 1989). In my first "real" job, it was Lee who taught me: "information, not data!" I remember him fondly and my thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.