Jeanne P. Carlson, 81, wife of John P. Carlson for 59 years and formerly an employee of the Westport Library, has died.

Born in Meriden, she was the daughter of Ernest and Blanche Peterson. She attended schools in Meriden as well as the University of Bridgeport, where she met her husband.

She worked at the Westport Library for 30 years, retiring as secretary to the director. She lived in Westport and Fairfield prior to moving to Clinton 12 years ago.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Eric Carlson of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Susan Laird and her husband, David, and a grandson Gregory Laird, all of Guilford.

There will be no calling hours and the service will be private according to her wishes. The Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton, is handling arrangements.