Mary Patricia Carlson

Mary Patricia "Pat" Carlson (Murray)

Thursday, April 22nd, 1926 - Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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Mary Patricia “Pat” Carlson, age 94, of Irwin, passed away peacefully at her home on April 15, 2021. She was born April 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Francis and Hannah (Whalen) Murray of North Irwin.
A graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, she enjoyed a lifelong affiliation with Mercy Hospital. She began her career as a nurse, retired as a clinical nursing instructor, and later volunteered as a patient advocate. While working full time and raising her family, she earned a Bachelor of Education degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Education degree from Duquesne University.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Wallace J. Carlson, one daughter, Lauren Carlson Seaton, son-in-law William A. Druschel, and brother John “Jack” (Mary Grace) Murray.
She is survived by her children LuAnne (John) Hedblom, Mary Pat Druschel, Mark (Mary Beth) Carlson, and Pamela (Riad) Asfahani; her beloved grandchildren William E. (Paige) Seaton III, Thomas (Lauren) Hedblom, Jennifer Seaton (Kevin) Stump, Christopher (Meghan) Hedblom, Mara Hedblom (Luis) Leon, John W. Carlson, Robert A. Carlson, and Nicholas R. Asfahani; and great-grandchildren Carter Seaton, Hunter Seaton, Tyler Seaton, Henry Stump, Charlie Hedblom, Lucas W. Hedblom, and Emma Hedblom; and brother Francis X. (Rosemary) Murray.
Visitation will be private. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 308 2nd St, Irwin, on Monday April 19, 2021 at noon. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin PA In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church at or 308 2nd Street Irwin PA 15642 to honor her lifetime membership in the parish. To send on line condolences please visit
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    Monday, April 19th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Monday, April 19th, 2021 12:00pm
    Immaculate Conception Church
    308 Second Street
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Father John Moineau
  • Interment

    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Bridge Street
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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Donations are being accepted for: Immaculate Conception Church.


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Joanne Brado

Posted at 07:57pm
Peace and comfort to all of you during this difficult time. I have fond memories growing up across the street. Mrs. Carlson was always so nice. Deepest sympathies.
Joanne (Power) Brado.

The California Murrays

Posted at 12:35pm
You're all on our minds and in our hearts during this hard time. We have cherished memories of Aunt Pat & all the wonderful times we had together.
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