Leominster-Robert Carlson, 87, died Saturday, May 29, 2022 at the Blaire House in Milford after an illness.
He was the husband of the late Elaine (Gaudette) Carlson, who died June 23, 2019.
Robert leaves his daughter Karen F. Plant and her husband Robert M. Plant of Gardner, two granddaughters, Kristen Carlson Fortin and her husband Kurt R Fortin of Nantucket and Sarah Plant Aldridge and her husband Jared B. Aldridge of Gardner; five great-granddaughters.
He is predeceased by a brother, Theodore Carlson.
Robert earned his BA in public health from UMass. He was the Director of the City of Leominster Health Department.
He was a Korean War veteran and served in the U.S Navy as a corpsman being assigned to a Marine unit and saw action throughout the Korean conflict.
Robert was involved with the Leominster Sportsmen's Association for many years. He served on the board of directors and was also a past president. He loved hunting and fishing with his friends from the club. He also held a 2nd degree Black Belt in Aikido.
He will have a service at 2:00 p.m. on June 6, 2022, at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475
Calling hours will be on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m in the Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker Street, Leominster, MA 01453.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.