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Carl A. Kuniholm Veteran
October 15, 2021


Age 97, died on October 15, 2021. Born September 5, 1924 in Gardner, MA to Marta (Heinrichs) and C. Harry Kuniholm, Carl graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and Dartmouth College ‘47. He served in the U.S. Navy. He met and married Theda Harriet (Schmidt) in 1948. They settled in Gardner and later moved to Wellesley Hills, MA. There they raised their family of three children; daughter June Theda, and sons Carl Steven and Richard Hermann Harry.

Carl was predeceased by Theda, in 1990. Later, he met and married Lois May (Lewan) in 1995. They made their lives together residing in Boca Raton, FL and in Woodstock, VT.

Carl was predeceased by his son C. Steven in 2003, his sister in law Fran in 2015 , his brother Harold in 2017, his brother Roland in 2018 and his devoted son in law Robert Anton in 2019 . Carl leaves behind his wife Lois May, his daughter June K. Anton of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, his son Richard of Woodstock, VT, his two grandchildren D. Alexander Fish(Amara) of NYC, NY and Ashley Theda Fish Grant(Greg) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, one great grandchild Carter Lloyd Grant, his beloved brother Thor(Betty) and sister-in-law Althea (Roland), two step -children, Lori Lewan Jakuc(Denis) and Roland Lewan, six step- grandchildren, spouses and two step-great grandsons.

Carl’s business career was involved mainly with manufacturing (North American Mfg. Inc., Holliston, MA) and commercial real estate development (New Englander Industrial Park, Holliston, MA).

Those who knew Carl, knew his love and his devotion to his ancestral Finland. He travelled there many times, enjoying the love of the waterside cottage in Peepurn, where as a child he summered and Helsinki where he often visited with his many uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family. All who knew him well enjoyed his Swedish joketelling and skoal songs.

Private services will be arranged by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley, MA with a private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Carl’s memory may be made to: Trustbridge Hospice Foundation Foundation, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 ( or BallenIsles Charities Foundation, 100 BallenIsles Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33418 (, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Homes
477 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482