OXFORD – Dagny M. (Holm) Carlsen, 90, formerly of Wild Rose Street, died peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Robert J. Carlsen Sr. who died in 1994; and a son, Richard P. Carlsen who died in 1988. She is survived by four children, Robert J. Carlsen Jr. and his friend John P. Sawicki of Auburn, William T. Carlsen and his wife Doreen of Sturbridge, with whom she lived, Thomas A. Carlsen and his wife Sue of Leicester, and Laurie J. Andrews of Webster; a brother, Robert Holm and his wife Jan of Worcester; fourteen grandchildren, Timmy, Matt, Courtney, Eric, Christina, Ashley, Amanda, Lynne, Cameron, Callie, Colby, Caleb, Corey, and Cassidie; 15 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; and the children whom she always considered her grandchildren, Kelly, Kimberly, and Franny. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Sanfrid and Elsa (Johnson) Holm, and lived in Worcester before moving to Oxford in 1959. She graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester in 1945.
Mrs. Carlsen was a wonderful homemaker and mother who dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was involved in many activities that her children and grandchildren participated in, including Boy Scouts and youth sports. She participated in many community activities, town politics, and worked at the election polls for many years. Dagny was an angel on earth. She was loved and admired by everyone who knew her.
The family would like to thank Central MA Hospice for the exceptional care and compassion given to Dagny and her family during her illness.
At Mrs. Carlsen’s request, a private graveside service will be held at St. Roch’s Cemetery in Oxford. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, or to Autism Speaks, 85 Devonshire St., 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02109. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.