Of Malden, Carlton A Elliston, 79, went home to the Lord on October 23rd with his loving wife Florence at his bed side. He passed at the Mt Auburn Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in New York, he was the only child of the late Edgar and Lillian Elliston of Harlem,NY and came to Boston in the mid to late 50’s after the service.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years and his partner of 41 years, Florence O’Brien-Elliston of Malden. He also is survived by many loving brothers and sisters in law, along with many nieces and nephews.
He worked for the MBTA for 32 years out of the Cabot Garage where he was a Bus Driver and then he retired as a Chief Inspector and was an active member of Inspectors Union. He was lovingly referred to as “Captain” by his colleagues. After retiring, he became a school bus driver for Malden Transportation Inc. for about 10 years.
The children and young adults Carl drove adored him immensely, so to honor their special friendship & bond please make a donation to The MAKE-A-WISH Foundation at www.wish.org in Carl’s memory.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m followed by a funeral service in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 26 Washington St., Malden at 11 a.m. Entombment Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.
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