Concetta “Connie” Carlsness, 95, died June 8, 2022, in Brooklyn Park, MN
Connie was born on March 26, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Dorothy Pollio. She grew up in Washington, D.C. She married George N. Carlsness in 1945 and they moved to Duluth, MN where she was a resident for the next 70 years. She moved to the Minneapolis area in 2015 where she lived until her passing.
In 1968, she graduated from UMD with a degree in education. She taught first and second grades at Fredenberg School. She was an artist, painting in oils, water color and rosemaling.
She was a charter member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, was a religious education teacher, preparing children for their First Holy Communion. She was a member of numerous clubs including: the O.K. Club, Women of St. Lawrence, Holy Family Rosary and Altar Society, Italian American Auxiliary, Plus 55 Club, Viva Club, Bridge Club and West End Center Book Club. She was also a long time council member on the St. Louis County Council on Aging.
She loved being with her family and friends, playing cards, discussing books, sharing hobbies and meals.
Preceded in death by her loving parents, her beloved husband, a dear brother, Joseph Pollio , and cherished grandchildren, Brandon Bensen, Valerie Williams and Justin Bensen.
She will be greatly missed by her three children, George (Joanne) Carlsness, Dorothy Bensen and Julie (Jim) Williams; three grandchildre , Theresa (Don) Nash, Angela (Jerry) Bergeron and Nadine (Wyatt) Bensen; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley (Brian) Lobe, Reilly Bergeron, Hunter Nash and Hannah Nash; two step-grandchildren, Mark (Krissy) Graves and Brent Graves; and three step-great-grandchildren, Madison, Andrew and Lila Graves.Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM Monday, June 13, 2022, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 525 Jackson St., Anoka, with visitation one hour prior with a small luncheon following.
Monday, June 13th 11 AM
St. Stephen's Catholic Church
525 Jackson St.
It is a place of compassion, sincerity, professionalism, and staff who go above and beyond their call of duty. Our family has sadly used both chapels over the past months. The caring did not stop after the services. They offer their continued compassion to adults and children. With grateful hearts thank you.