Elizabeth Carlson recently passed away after a lengthy illness at the Suites at Station Exchange Senior Care in Richmond Hill, Georgia where she resided since 2012. She was 87 years old. Elizabeth was raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., graduating from Horace Greely High School. After graduation, she became an accountant in the mortgage department at The Northern Westchester National Bank of Chappaqua. She married the love of her life Harry E. Carlson Jr in 1957 (who predeceased her in 2017). In 1959 Elizabeth & Harry built their first & only home in Hawthorne N.Y., remaining there until 2012. Elizabeth paused her career to raise three children and returned to work in1973 at the Kensico Cemetery as the Assistant Secretary of Treasury. While at Kensico, she made many lifelong friends. One of her stipulations when returning to work was she would put her children on the bus and be home for them when they returned – She never missed a day! Elizabeth retired in 1997. After Elizabeth & Harry retired they enjoyed many trips to casinos at Mohegan Sun & Atlantic City. They also often visited family Crofton MD and Savannah GA. Unfortunately, their travelling and excursions were cut short due to health issues and family concerns. Elizabeth was a member of the Hawthorne Fire Department ladies auxiliary for many years. She is predeceased by her parents Dorothy & Lee Chidester, brother Robert Chidester, husband Harry Carlson Jr., and son, Scott Carlson. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Rubino of Mahopac, N.Y., Her daughter, Kim Carlson of Crofton, MD., her son Glenn Carlson (Denise) of Pembroke, GA., and seven grandchildren & two great grandchildren. Visitation in memory of Elizabeth Carlson will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Hawthorne Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00am, at the Kensico Cemetery located in Valhalla, N.Y. 10595. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town NE. 68010.
HAWTHORNE FUNERAL HOME
21 West Stevens Ave
Hawthorne, New York 10532
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