Audrey L. (Oakes) Carson, 87 of Knox, passed away Jan. 2, 2011, in Pittsfield.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1924, in Montville, the daughter of William and Erma (Stewart) Oakes.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 50 of Unity. She enjoyed playing beano and loved attending church at Brooks Pentecostal Church. Audrey was a loving mother and wife.

She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth E. Carson in 1994; two grandchildren; one sister; and four brothers. She is survived by her children, Carol Johnson and partner Skip Philbrick of Brooks, Richard Carson and wife Linda of Winthrop, Gloria Lancaster and husband Roger of Unity, Robert Carson and wife Rojean of Calif., Shirley Curtis and husband James of Knox, Charles Carson and wife Carol of Montville, Joseph Carson and wife Karen of Knox; a brother, Floyd Oakes and wife Greta; sister Beverly Rollins and husband Gary; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at Brooks Pentecostal Church with Rev. Matt Shaw officiating. Online condolences may be offered to the family at