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Wayne Richard Carlson

May 29, 1946

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Wayne Richard Carlson, age 74, of Bridgeport, passed away January 28, 2021 in CT Hospice, Branford, CT. He was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Enoch and Chiara Carlson. After serving our country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, Wayne worked as a firefighter for the city of Bridgeport for 30 years. After his retirement, he worked for Santa Fuel for 20 years. He was a man of great faith, selfless, thoughtful and incredibly kind. Family was his number one priority, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his beloved wife Christine Naldony Carlson; three children: Erik Carlson and wife Paula, Melissa Schneider and husband Eric, and Matt Richardson and wife April; two cherished grandchildren Sophia and Victoria. He was predeceased by his sister Sherry Hannon. Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be a private interment for immediate family only. A celebration of life will be planned later this year; date to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.  Arrangements in care of the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull. To leave an online condolence please visit

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