Christopher Drew Carlson, born December 13, 1961 passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of sixty. He went into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where he joined his daughter, Samantha Mae who predeceased him by one hundred twenty-four days. Christopher is also predeceased by his parents, George Warren Carlson and Sally Matherson Carlson.
Christopher leaves his beloved wife, Christine, his daughter, Candace Carlson McGrath, her husband, Mark McGrath and their children, Ariza, Rheanna (her husband Luis), Micah, Zachariah, Jeremiah, and Nehemiah, his daughter, Rebecca Marie Carlson DuVarney, her husband, Brendon DuVarney and their son, Esias, his two younger brothers, Peter Carlson and Mathew Carlson as well as his nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his loyal canine companions, Uschi and Gracie Mae (affectionately called “Little One”.)
Christopher was an artist at his craft. He had a love of all thing's cars, particularly classic cars, that spurred on his work as a business owner of C-Square Auto Body, where he worked to repair, restore, and paint a variety of cars to immaculate perfection. He eventually used his talents to join Boston’s Local Union Seven as an Ironworker where his accomplishments include building Gillette Stadium, restoring Fenway Park and assisting to erect many of the beautiful buildings that can be seen lining the Boston cityscape.
Christopher enjoyed motocross, snowmobiling and most recently collecting RC race cars and flying model planes. Among many wonderful things, he was a loving husband, caring father, adoring grandfather A.K.A “Gumpa”, and a true friend. He found joy in helping others. His absence will be felt by many but his love and memories will remain.
Join us in celebrating Christopher’s life at Mack Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner MA 01440. Services will be Monday October 3rd from 6 P.M - 8 P.M and begin promptly with words shared by his family.
To leave an online condolence please visit, www.mackfamilyfh.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors