Agnes Carson

Obituary of Agnes M Carson

Agnes M. Carson, of Woburn, passed away on Saturday, September 26. She was 102 years of age. Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J., and the late Anne (Cullen) Cox; and she was the wife of the late James B. Carson who died in 1985. Agnes was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Class of 1939; and she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College, Class of 1941. Agnes worked as a Social Worker for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare for many years. During World War II, she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Agnes had also worked at her brother in law’s medical practice for a time after retiring from the state. Agnes and her late husband lived in West Yarmouth prior to her returning to Woburn in 1988. For the past seven years, she had been a resident of New Horizons at Choate in Woburn. Agnes was an active and faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Woburn. In addition to her parents and her late husband James, Agnes was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, the late John Cox, Charles Cox, Edward Cox, Harold Cox, Thomas Cox, Helen Callahan, Anne Twarog, Catherine Cox, and Margaret Foley. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and grand and great grand nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Agnes’ Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn on Saturday, October 3 at 11:30 am. Visitation will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday morning, prior to the Mass from 9:00-11:00 am. Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we kindly ask that that everyone in attendance wear a face covering, and observe social distancing guidelines during all services. Contributions in Agnes’ memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
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