G. Herbert Carlson | obituary

March 6, 2022

Rockport – G. Herbert Carlson of Naples, FL and Rockport, MA passed away March 6, 2022. He was born in Gloucester MA, son of Gustave and Betty Kindberg Carlson. He graduated from Rockport High School and Wentworth Inst.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. After the war he joined the American Legion and commanded Post 98. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge of Gloucester and Bonita Springs. Herb has been active in city affairs having served as Selection, Finance Committee, Appeals Board and Veterans Officer. Herb retired from his locksmith business in 1982, after which he and his late wife, Nancy, enjoyed traveling both in the United States and abroad. One of his memorable trips was to Sweden to visit members of his extended family. Herb and Nancy enjoyed their retirement to the full, spending summers in Rockport and winters in Florida. They spent many years in Spring Creek Village with friends, enjoying the warm weather, boating, golfing, and visiting friends and family.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy (Burbank), stepsons, William and James Waddell, grandsons, Matthew Waddell and his sister, Bettina Olson. Herb is survived by his son, Eric Carlson of Beverly, MA and his daughter, Lisa Laflam wife of Edward Laflam of Beverly, MA. He is also survived by Joan Smith and her husband Don, Bonnie Graham and her husband John, his stepdaughters Nancy and Sue Waddell, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rockport High School Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o Judy Harris, PO Box 795 Rockport MA 01966
Arrangements for a funeral service will be made at a later date.

Published on March 11, 2022

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