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Michael S. CarlsonJanuary 24, 1978 ~ June 15, 2016 (age 38)
FITCHBURG – Michael S. Carlson, 38, of Fitchburg, formerly of Ashby, died Wednesday evening, June 15th from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born in Fitchburg on January 24, 1978, son of Theodore E. and Virginia (Scanlon) Carlson of Ashby. Mike grew up in Ashby and graduated in 1996 from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. For the last six years, he had resided in Fitchburg.
Mike proudly served his country during the Persian Gulf War as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Lance Corporal and earned the Rifle Marksmanship Badge. He shared a long lasting fellowship with all his Marine buddies. He worked in many different jobs ending as an extruder operator for Bemis Associates in Shirley for nearly ten years. An avid motorcyclist he loved to take long rides with his Fiance Elaina and his many friends. Mike loved fishing with his family and the Patriots. But he especially treasured time with his family. His love of family and friends was absolute. Many of his friends go back to elementary school but span his time in North Carolina and New Mexico. He loved them all.
In addition to his parents, he leaves three children, Kyleen Carlson, Hannah Carlson and Mathew Carlson of Gardner; three sisters, Jennifer Livingstone and her husband Joshua of Westminster, Carolyn Bessette and her husband Eric of Ashburnham and Danielle Gramolini and her husband Christopher of Templeton; his maternal grandmother Gloria Scanlon of Ashburnham; his fiancé Elaina Sebek(Wirtz) and her children Deserigh, Peyton and Tyler; nine nieces and nephews, Daisy, Ashley, Madelyn, Anthony, Zachary, Nicholas, Alexander, Abigail and Ryan; his aunt and uncle Sheila and Richard Reynolds of Fitchburg; his godmother Margaret Donahue of Florida and many cousins.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Military funeral services will follow at 2 P.M. Monday in Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Memorial donations may be made to Carlson Children Education Fund, care of Workers Credit Union, 603 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg, MA 01462.
A Trust Fund has also been established via GoFundMe under "Carlson Children Trust Fund".