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Bonnie (McArdle) Carlson

April 9, 1939 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 80)


Bonnie Jane (McArdle) Carlson of Manchester and formerly of Tolland, CT, beloved wife of the late Clifford C. Carlson, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Vernon Manor, after an extended battle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.

She was born April 9, 1939 in Hartford, daughter of the late James and Mable (Sullivan) McArdle, and had been a resident of Manchester for most of her life.  She had also lived in Tolland for more than 5 years. Mrs. Carlson worked for several years as a cook for the Manchester public schools, then became a librarian and retired from the Mary Cheney Library.  She enjoyed traveling, and get-togethers with her family.

Along with her parents and husband, Bonnie was predeceased by her brother James McArdle and his wife Alice. Bonnie is survived by her three children, Frank J. Carlson and his wife Valerie of Manchester, CT, Kurt C. Carlson of Brookfield, N.H., and Lori M. Marineau and her husband Dean of Manchester, CT. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Eric Carlson and his wife Kelle, Melissa Fors, Kyle Marineau and his wife Nicole, Christopher Marineau and his girlfriend Kathy of Manchester, Evelyn Marineau of Manchester, Logan Carlson and Zoie Carlson, both of Brookfield, N.H., great granddaughter Corynn Carlson of Manchester; and great grandson Isaiah Marineau of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be held Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 6:00-8:00PM at Manchester Funeral Home, 142 East Center St., Manchester, CT. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at East Cemetery.

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Calling Hours
February 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Manchester Funeral Home
142 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Funeral Service
February 3, 2020

10:00 AM
Manchester Funeral Home
142 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Burial Following Services

East Cemetery
240 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

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