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Carl R. Emanuelson

January 24, 1941 — May 27, 2023



Carl R. Emanuelson, age 82, of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2023.  He was the loving husband of Diana L. (Jones) Emanuelson. 

Carl was born in Concord, Massachusetts on January 24, 1941, to the late Carl H. and Ruby B. (Anderson) Emanuelson.  He was a lifelong resident of Maynard, graduating with the class of 1958, Maynard High School.  Carl married his high school sweetheart, Diana, on December 10, 1960. 

Carl founded Emanuelson Plumbing and Heating in 1974.  He served the town of Maynard and surrounding communities for years, retiring in 2006.  His son, Dean Emanuelson continues the family business.

Family was most important to Carl.  He cherished time spent with his family, grandchildren, and friends.  Carl enjoyed working on projects at his home.  He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.  Carl and Diana loved to travel, especially to the National parks throughout the country.

Carl is survived by his wife, Diana Emanuelson of Maynard, MA; his sons Ward C. Emanuelson and wife Susan of Newbury, MA; Dean A. Emanuelson and wife Diane of Maynard, MA; his grandchildren Matthew W. Emanuelson, Whitney Dubois, Christopher Dubois, Daniel Mutty and Dylan Mutty; his great grandchildren Lucy Enderson and Hank Enderson; his sister Ruth Alving of Stow, MA; his brothers-in-law Lloyd Jones and wife Marjorie of Lunenburg, MA; Bruce Jones and wife Lynn of Epsom, NH; his sister-in-law Kelly Sue Jones of Carver, MA; and many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his grandson, Michael Carl Emanuelson, who passed away on August 24, 2021.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Carl on Monday, June 12, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard, MA.  His funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Congregational Church, 26 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA, followed by a light lunch at the Sanctuary (previously known as UCC Church), 80 Main St, Maynard at 1:00 p.m.  The burial will be private.

Flowers in his memory may be sent to Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard, MA, 01754.

Gifts in his memory may be made to Emerson Health Foundation (Memo: In memory of Carl R. Emanuelson) 133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742.

Service Schedule

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Monday, June 12, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street, Maynard, MA 01754

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Memorial Congregational Church

26 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

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