Transition: Carley Joan Perry (July 7, 1929-Oct. 29, 2018)
Carley Joan (Hudson) Perry passed away October 29, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Villa after a period of declining health.
She is full of joy and had been looking forward to meeting her Heavenly Father and being greeted by her mother (Bertha (Verhagen) Hudson d1931), her sister (Shirley Jane Hudson, d1934), her father (Robert Alfred Hudson, d1960), her husband (Robert Eugene Perry d1967), and her companion (Rev Robert J. Dombrowski, d2009.).
Carley was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on July 7, 1929 and spent her youth in South Bend. She flirted with the good looking fireman that worked across the street and they married on March 31, 1948. She was welcomed with open arms into the Perry family. Shortly after, she joined the Catholic Church and has remained an ardent believer.
She worked in many fields over her life....made boots at Ball Band in Mishawaka, Indiana, was a Secretary at a machine shop in South Bend, Indiana, sold real estate in Flint, Michigan, and was an accounting clerk at several businesses. Her final and favorite job was maintaining the rectory’s as their housekeeper in Fort Wayne and Decatur, Indiana.
Carley traveled the United States and many countries outside the US. She made friends everywhere she went. If you've ever met Carley, then you loved her. You most likely played Pinochle, Euchre or Cribbage at her kitchen table or she held you while you spilled your troubles to her listening ears, slept in one of her extra beds, or you prayed with her. And she probably fed you...many times over. Carley and Bob had five children who have survived, Christine (Robert) Fogarty, Thomas Perry, Suzanne (Rodney) Wentz, Peggy (John Two-Hawks) Hill and James (Becky) Perry. She is also survived by many grandchildren, numerous great grand-children, a spattering of great-great grandchildren and many other people that knew her and loved her as "mom". In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Apostolic Christian Village, 10680 Steiner Rd, Rittman, OH or the Pine Ridge Girls School, P.O. Box 406, Porcupine, SD, 57772.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant. The family will receive friends following the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.