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Carl Hoken Jensen
April 29, 2024


Carl Hoken Jensen, a lifelong resident of Wilmington passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 29, 2024.

Born in Malden on July 17, 1942. He was the son of the late Hoken and Anna (Elvin) Jensen.

Carl was raised in Wilmington around Silver Lake. As a teenager, he would rent boats to people vacationing on the lake. He loved being a townie and talking about old time Wilmington. He met the love of his life Barbara Jewer while in High School and the couple married on June 27, 1964. They raised their two children in Wilmington.

Carl had a great work ethic. He worked as a supervisor in Shipping and Receiving for Continental Resources for 45 years. He would often lead the horseshoe games at the company outings. He remained close friends with many of his work colleagues.

Carl loved his family more than anything. When his children were younger, he would take them along with his nieces and nephews to the beach every chance he had. He loved camping with his family and time on his boat fishing in the ocean. He loved day trips to Ogunquit Maine and Gloucester with his grandchildren. He considered opening day at the Clam Box in Ipswich to be an annual holiday. He and Barbara looked forward to that day all Winter long. He immensely enjoyed the tradition of Sunday dinners with all the family together. His happy place was in his backyard planting flowers and gardening with Barbara. They would often listen to his favorite song “It’s a Wonderful World” on replay while swinging on the outdoor loveseat.

Carl was loved by everyone. He volunteered as a parking attendant at the Pan Mass Challenge for 14 years offering encouraging words and support to the riders and his favorite team “The Flying Henrys”. He enjoyed spending time at his daughter’s pool and playing cornhole at cookouts with anyone who would play.

Carl was the beloved husband of almost 60 years to his cherished wife Barbara Jensen (Jewer). Devoted father to Sherry Iuliano and her husband Doug, Joyanne Collins and her husband Scott, and his late infant daughter, Hope Jensen and son Carl H. Jensen Jr. Known as Pa to his grandchildren Michael, Chloe and Andy. He considered Stephen Delaney and his wife Ellyn like a son and daughter-in-law. He was fondly known as Papa Carl to Aaden, Addison, and Avery LeBlanc.

Carl was the brother of Norma Jensen, the late Robert Jensen, Anna Galvin, and Sandra Jensen. The dear brother-in law of Robert Jewer and his late wife Gloria, Shirley Guiffre and her late husband Butch, the late Tootie Jensen and husband Robert, James Jewer and Lester Jewer. Carl was the Godfather of Paul Guiffre. The dear friend of the late Henry Dewing. Carl is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

At Carl’s request, there will be no wake or funeral services.

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Tewksbury, MA 01876