Kathleen Carlson

Obituary of Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen June Carlson, age 88, of Corning, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Absolut Care.  She was born on November 25, 1929 in Corning, the daughter of Ross C. and Bessie (Pritchard) Rarrick.  She married Richard Carlson on July 8, 1950 in Corning.  After celebrating 53 years of marriage, he predeceased her on April 30, 2003. 


Kathleen graduated from Corning Free Academy and she retired from Corning, Inc in 1987 following 22 years of service.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  


She is survived by her children, Terrence L. (Mary) Carlson, Sharon L. (Rev. Everett) Bassett, Kathleen A. (Dale) Young, and Debra A. (Harold) Shepard, nieces, Judy Groschwitz, Candace Nolasco, and Geraldine Bosh, grandchildren, Teri Mesler, Aubrie Entwood, Joshua Gridley, Sharity Bassett, Clay Bassett, Terrence Carlson, Jessie Forman, Caitlin Richards, Justin Calo, Tiffany Kilpatrick, Joel Young, Bradley Watkins, and Lee Hodges, as well as 25 loving great grandchildren. Kathleen was predeceased by her siblings, Madeline, Theodore, Ralph, Iva and Thomas, her children Richard, Rodney and Robert Carlson, and her beloved grandchildren Erin Calo and Timothy Carlson.


Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  A celebration of Kathleen’s life will follow there at 6:00 pm.  Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the charity of one’s choice.