Susan C. Carlson

Date of Passing:

June 12, 2019

Susan C. Carlson, 55, of Maple Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully at home on June 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved fiancé of Frank L. Cabral of Bristol.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Carol K. (Viall) Carlson, she lived in Riverside for 42 years previously residing in Barrington for 13 years.

Ms. Carlson was a graduate of St. Mary’s Bay View Academy Class of 1982.

Susan worked in the food service industry for many years and took her love for gardening and turned it into a profession. She enjoyed gardening, horses, antiques, her pets, traveling to Martha’s Vineyard and spending time with her loving family.

Susan is survived by a daughter, Melissa Lynne Iovino of Riverside and her fiance Thomas Cardente; two brothers, Kenneth S. Carlson and his wife Andrea Vastis of Seekonk, MA and their daughters and William J. Carlson and his partner Steven LeBlanc and their daughters of Riverside. She was the mother of the late Terrance M. Iovino.

A private graveside burial will be held in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Susan’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline PL, Brookline, MA 02445 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. You were my life time friend..I miss you and visiting R.I. is not the same since I can’t see you..prayers to your family..I love and miss you sue

  2. Ken, We were so saddened to hear of your sister’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Our heart goes out to you and your family. May fond memories bring you comfort during this hard time.

  3. Our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP

  4. To Susan’s Daughter, brothers Kenny and William, the entire Iovino Family and the entire Carlson Family,

    Very saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. May God comfort you all through this very difficult time. Thoughts and big Prayers to all of you. God Bless.

  5. I’ve known Sue since I was a kid. My dad and I will miss her so much! Rest in Peace, Sue. I’m keeping her in my prayers and the family as well.

  6. Gonna miss you.loved the many visits.when I was you.

  7. I am so sorry for the loss of Susan. She was an amazing and positive person who will be greatly missed. ❤️

  8. Dear Melissa/Frank/Kenny/Billy/Michael – I am so sad to hear this news but glad she isn’t suffering any longer… She will be sadly missed. Know she is running free of pain now with her son Terry! Keep all her dear memories close to your hearts and know she’ll always be with you forever! XOX

  9. So sorry for the loss she was an amazing woman and mother and she will be missed prayers to the family ?????

  10. I was a childhood friend of Sue. I am so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family

  11. Dear Melissa ~
    I’m truly sorry for what you are going through . I didn’t know your Mom but from hearing about her through you, I know she was a amazing Mom and you were both lucky to have each other . Keep your memories close to your heart . XO
    Love Laura

  12. So sad to see another good person gone you will now rest in peace and be with your son Terry you will be missed and always be in my thoughts. God bless you

  13. I am so sorry to learn this. She was a wonderful person. She is in God’s Memory and has the hope and the promise of a resurrection here on earth. An earthly paradise as originally purposed. With much LOVE.

  14. Sue you always remained part of my family and I love you. You will be missed by many but your beautiful spirit will live on in so many ways and with so many people & every time I see a beautiful garden, I will think of you. You are with Terry now and no more suffering. You are forever in our hearts and memories..

  15. So sorry to hear of this. My condolences to family members & friends. A Beautiful person inside & out. Always loved & will be missed?

  16. I was sorry to hear aboutc the passing of Sue she will be missed by family and friends

  17. Sue, we were best friends since we were 13 years old. My heart is broken. We had so many great times together. Way to many to count. We brought up our beautiful children together… Me , Robin & you were thick as thieves…And, I wouldn’t have had it any other way . It will be so hard not to have you in my life.But i know your at peace now. And your not in any pain anymore..My thoughts, love , and prayers are with my beautiful Goddaughter Melissa. & her Brother’s Kenny, Billy and her intire Family. You are with your beautiful Son Terry now. Sue you will be missed so much. I love you Sue. Until we meet again my friend. Love always Lisa Bagley. ??

  18. So sorry Kenny. And family for loss of sue know sue for a long time great lady sue Rest In Peace My prays are with the family

  19. Dear Melissa.,
    So sorry for your loss. May your mother rest in peace. God be with you.
    Anne and Scott Nallen

  20. So sad to hear of Sue passing! My condolences to her family and friends. Heaven gained another Angel. She was a lovely lady. Keeping you all in my prayers. May she R.I.P.

  21. I am a childhood friend of Susan. I am deeply saddened by her loss. My love and prayers go out to the family in friends who are mourning her loss. She was a kind and giving person. I just worked with her how to put a garden brick at Sabin point for her son Terry. Love Julie Grant

  22. Melissa, Kenny and Billy,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Sue. I am truly devastated to learn of her passing. My heartfelt sympathies to all of you. She holds a very special place in my heart and always will. Please reach out if you need anything. Love and prayers for all of you.

  23. Dear Kenny and Billy,
    I am heartbroken to hear the news about Sue. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love and hugs to all

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