Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home

Obituary for William Carlson

A photograph of William  Carlson

Born: Stamford
Lived: Derby

William G. “Bill” Carlson, age 76, of Derby entered into rest on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Griffin Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of 34 years to Deborah (Brady) Carlson. Bill was born in Stamford on March 11, 1943 son the late William and Muriel (Smith) Carlson. He proudly served with the US Navy. Bill was a manager at Carney Aviation for many years before his retirement. He was a flight instructor, loved to fly, ski, scuba dive, sail, horseback ride, as well as hunt and shoot. He especially loved to entertain friends and family with lavish multi-course meals. Bill is the brother of, Bruce Carlson, Linda Dunn and Brian Carlson, brother-in-law of Diane, Richard and Amy Brady and uncle of, Craig Carlson, Scott Carlson, Jennifer Hawkins, Michael Dunn, Antone Carvalho IV, Jennifer Carvalho, Lauren Pingree, William Brady and Rebekah Brady. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St., Derby. His funeral service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with military honors. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.adzimafh.com.