Obituary for CARSON

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 07, 2009

Michael Carson, age 86, was born on May 10, 1922, in New York, and passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2009, in Albuquerque surrounded by his three sons. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sarah and daughter Linda. Mike retired after 23 years from the New York Fire Department where he received numerous medals and commendations for his bravery and service. He was co-owner and partner of the Oak Tree Cafe restaurants for the past 24 years, working side by side with youngest son Rob until a few weeks prior to his death. Mike is survived by son Michael and wife Kathy; son Gary and wife Liz; son Robert, and his grandchildren. Mike enjoyed cooking and creating menus for the Oak Tree, cars, and dogs and cats, especially family pets Bella, a golden retriever, and cat Linda. Mike was loved by many friends and customers he met over the years while working at the Oak Tree restaurants. The Viewing will be on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary at 10500 Lomas NE. A Rosary will follow. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's on the Rio Grande Church, 5901 Saint Joseph's Pl. NW, at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2009. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Tom Joule, Gregg Velasquez, Rick Chavez, David Chavez, David Jablonski, and Elliot Pierce. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Carson at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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