Obituary for Patrick Carson


Patrick Carson

December 22, 1946 - December 27, 2020

Pat Carson, after a tough round with cancer, died on December 27 in IU Health Cancer Center. His daughter Julie was at his side and saw his transition into peace. A full blaze of sunset as he passed, surrounded by endless prayers from family and friends. Pat went to Little Flower and St. James Catholic grade schools, graduated from Sacred Heart Central, attended college in California, and earned an Associate Degree in accounting from the University of Indianapolis. He had a long work life that included stints with RCA, USPS, Fed-X, and Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He was preceded in death by his parents Jean (Arnold) and Thomas Carson, his son David Carson, sisters Janet Carson and Sharon Feldman. He is survived by his daughter, Julie Carson, her partner Beth VanSickle and their two children, by grandchildren Christina Carson and Johnny Carson and great granddaughters Olivia and Layla, by his brother Michael Carson and his wife Maggie, his sister Sandy Iaria and her husband Matthew and his sister Marcia DiGiusto, and by many nieces and nephews whom he was close to and much loved by. Pat was a true Irishman, full of the gift of gab. He never knew a stranger and never missed giving the good word, sharing a story. Pat was a great lover of nature–hiking, observing birds, delighting in the forests of Indiana and the Smokey Mountains. His joys in life included Indianapolis Indians baseball (box seats along the third base line), bluegrass music and music festivals, fishing, good beer, and most of all time with family and friends. His optimistic and cheerful way with life made him always a good brother, father, grandfather, uncle, friend. And that cheerful way of his served him and all of his loved ones well in this last year, with so many challenges as he dealt with his illness and hopes for recovery. He will be remembered with a smile whenever his name is mentioned and the stories begin. May he rest in peace.

Memorial contributions may be made to CURE at

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Kathy Meyer Hutchison posted on January 17, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear about Pat's passing, my sincere condolences to Julie and the rest of the family. We were cousins, but unfortunately lost track of each other as the years went by. I fondly remember many of our family get-togethers, especially at Christmas, that were filled with laughter and lots of food, of course. May your happy memories of Pat bring comfort to all of you in the days to come.

James and Linda Simmons posted on January 15, 2021

Many condolences here are similar in nature, not because fresh thoughts aren't coming forth but because Pat was such a well-rounded person. Makes it more difficult to pin down so many of Pat's characteristics. Whether Pat was in church, paying respects at a mortuary or drinking a beer at an Indians game (all pastimes I've witnessed in not-so-recent times) he was Pat, once and forever. I was aware of his struggle through these past months thanks to accounts from family.... Pat's wonderful, loving, caregiving family. Their prayers will follow Pat just as they have been with him throughout his ordeal. We're all blessed to have known Pat and will treasure our opportunities to know him as we did. Linda and I will continue our prayers for Pat, Julie, Mike, Maggie, Sandy, Matthew and his entire family.

Debby Meyer Matthews posted on January 15, 2021

I'm so sorry to see about Pat's passing. We are cousins and had some great times growing up but lost touch as we got older. I wish we had stayed closer. Give my love to Mike, Maggie and Sandy.

Jan Beck OBrien posted on January 15, 2021

To Mike and all: what a great guy Pat was! No matter the day or time, Pat had a great smile on his face and he was happy to see you! The last time I saw Pat was at 4:00 mass at St Pats....he crossed the aisle and made a special point to say hello to me! That was several years ago! I was happy to see him and he always looked the same...that was Pat...a nice guy, smiling, and glad to see me! Accept my sympathy please Mike! Janice Beck O’Brien SHC. ‘61

Cathy Dezelan posted on January 15, 2021

Dear Julie and family, Pat Carson raised a great daughter, who reflects his beautiful smile. He will live on in Julie and those he loved. We are sorry for your loss and will remember you all in our prayers. May he rest in peace. Love, Cathy and Joe Dezelan

Vicki Goss posted on January 15, 2021

Dear Julie and family, I am so sorry for you loss. Pat had like you said, "a beautiful Irish smile". May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.

Tracie brinsfield posted on January 9, 2021

Pat will be so missed !! He always had a smile on his face and was always welcoming to us !! The brinsfields .

Shirlene Harton posted on January 8, 2021

I cannot express the heartache this causes me. He was so full of laughter and fun and I was so certain he would beat this. I will pray continually for God’s peace for you all! Love to you all!

Matt Iaria posted on January 7, 2021

You will be missed bud. Looking forward to warmer weather when we can celebrate you better - with baseball and a concert. Rest In Peace

Chris DiGiusto posted on January 6, 2021

In memory of , Chris DiGiusto lit a candle

Danielle DeLashmutt posted on January 6, 2021

Miss you Uncle Pat! You were a special fun loving kind person! Take care of mom. Love you Julie, Dani


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