PEABODY — Ms. Kathleen M. Carlson, age 61, formerly of Saugus, died peacefully at her home in Peabody on Feb. 13 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted life partner of Ron MacPherson of Peabody.
Born in Everett and raised in Saugus, she was the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Kearns) Carlson. She was a 1975 graduate of Saugus High School and worked as a claims adjuster for Lahey Health in Burlington.
Kathleen leaves three loving children, Robert Holmes and his wife Alison, Lisa Evans and her husband Adam, Derek Holmes; four dear brothers, Edward Carlson and his wife Marilyn, John Carlson and his wife Margaret, Daniel Carlson and his wife Ann and Thomas Carlson. She is also survived by six beloved grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.
Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Interment will be private at a later date. For directions and condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.