In Memory

Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen passed away on June 25, 2018, after a long illness, at Yale- New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. The  information below, posted by Bob Woodworth, was provided by Bob Carlson and Karen Donohue(Dvorin).

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07/26/18 07:29 PM #1    

Robert Woodworth

Kathleen was born in Jersey City, Jan. 27,1947 to the late Oscar W. and Kathleen F. Carlson. She was raised in Bogota, NJ., graduating from Bogota High School in 1964. She graduated from Edward Williams Junior College in Hackensack, NJ. with an Associates Degree in Sociology in 1966. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS Degree in Sociology in 1968. She also obtained two Master Degrees from the University of Bridgeport. She started her career as an elementary teacher in Bridgeport Public Schools before becoming Bridgeport's first Magnet Schools Coordinator. After several years in education, her spirit of adventure brought her to a new career as Barnum Festival Planning Facilitator and eventually to creating a successful catering and party planning business named, "Celebrations by Carlson". She was also a member of the Milford's Women's Business Development Council. She was very proud of participating and completing the New York Marathon. She loved New York City and throughly enjoyed owning an apartment in the city. She was an avid baseball fan; in fact she was one of only 2 women and 98 men to spend a week at Mets Fantasy Camp at Shea Stadium.

07/27/18 09:27 AM #2    

Carol Roberts (Bennis)

We were Maplewood Ave., Bogota friends from age 5.  I have many fond memories of those childhood years.  RIP Kathy.

07/27/18 05:59 PM #3    

Edward Bergonzi

I am really sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I have very fond memories of her, and she was one of those whose kindness and friendliness got me through those first rather difficult years at E Roy Bixby School (School number 3, as we used to call it). I particularly remember one afternoon "dance" in seventh grade. Kathy and I were dancing to "Donna" by Richie Valens. He had just been killed in the plane crash along with Buddy Holley and the Big Bopper. She was crying on my shoulder. Rest in peace Kathy.

07/27/18 10:35 PM #4    

Karen Donohue (Dvorin)



Kathie lived three houses away from me and we were good firends.  We played all the childhood games with the other neighborhood kids.  We had a wonderful childhood, sledding, playing hide and seek, cowboys and Indians, tag and so on.  Kathie went to School 3 and I went to St. Joes, but come afterschool and summers we were best of friends.  When we were teenagers, we made birthday corsages for each other.  Some of you may remember them, depending on your age they were made wiith bubblegum, lollipops, sugar cubes and so on.  She was a fun person and very bright and talented.  Kathie and I talked less often after she moved to Connecticut. There wa a period of time that I could no longer find Kathie and too much time had passed since we talked. I contacted Bob and got her phone number.  By then, she had formed her catering business and had her apartment in NYC down by the UN.  I met her there and we had lunch and caught up on the years.  Kathie enjoyed living in Connecticut, but really loved having a place in the city.  She told me that she hoped to write a cookbook.  I used her as a souce when I needed a new food idea. I am sorry to lose my friend.  Rest in Peace friend.



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