Raymond W. Carlson, Jr., 88, of Granville, MA, husband of the late Margaret Lucille (Grant) Carlson, died Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Suffield House. He was born March 15, 1931 in Manchester, son of the late Raymond Werner Carlson, Sr. and Lillian (Johnson) Carlson and had loved living in Granville, MA. Ray was very active in the fire department over the years having been a member of the Ellicott City, MD department, a Lieutenant with the Simsbury and Southborough, MA departments and was retired Deputy Chief of the Granville, MA department. He also served as the Assistant Fire Marshall for the Town of Simsbury for many years. He enjoyed gardening making bouquets of gladiolas. He also enjoyed going to the Harvest Fair, the Big E and the Simsbury Carnival with his uncle Bob. Ray was member of the Windsor and Warehouse Point Fife and Drum Corps.
He is survived by his son, Raymond Carlson, III of Granville, his daughters, Linda Annino and husband Bill of Rhode Island and Susan Luntta and husband Paul of Granville, MA; his grandchildren Shawn Rutola, Christopher Rutola, Joshua Rutola and wife Felicia, Billy Annino and wife Anne, Michael Annino and wife Jackie, Alicia Carlson and Samantha Carlson; great grandchildren, Lillian Rutola, twins Madeline (his little Svenska) and Lucille Rutola, Sal and Emma Annino and Will Annino.
Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Granville Volunteer Fire Department, PO BOX 247, Granville, MA 01034. The Vincent Funeral Home if Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Ray’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.