Welcome to the memorial page for

Arthur F. Carlson, Jr.

January 5, 1936 ~ March 7, 2017 (age 81)

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A Funeral Service for Arthur F. Carlson will be held on Friday March 10, 2017 at 10 am in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald funeral Home, Watertown.


Mr. Carlson, a son of the late Arthur F. Sr. and Thelma G. (King) Carlson passed away in the Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge on Tuesday morning after a long period of declining health.  Arthur was 81.


He was a life long resident of Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School, class of 1954.  After high school, he enlisted in the US Army, and was honorably discharged in 1964, serving in the Military Police Unit. 


Arthur was known throughout Watertown and surrounding towns for exceptional  interior and exterior painting. He enjoyed having free time on Cape Cod.  He was a member of the Pequossette Lodge of Watertown.                  



He was the beloved husband of the late Herta R. “Peggy” (Leiss) Carlson.  Devoted father of Barbara L. Walton of Franklin, NH, Lori C. Ricciuti and her husband John of Norwell, Lawrence A. of Nahant and Kevin E. of Watertown.  Loving grandfather of Jennifer Russo, Robert B. Walton, III, Kaitlyn M. Carlson, Joseph Ricciuti, Alyssa A. Carlson, Peter and Jack Ricciuti. Also loved by 2 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Douglas E. of Watertown, Bruce A. of FL, Wayne V. of Waltham and the late Carolyn Sands.


A Funeral Service will be held in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St. Watertown on Friday March 10, 2017 at 10:00 am. Relatives & friends kindly invited.


Interment Knollwood Cemetery Canton.


Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8 pm. 

 Service Information

March 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Funeral Service
March 10, 2017

10:00 AM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

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