PERRINE-SUTPHIN, Carolyn J. (Carol) age 61, departed this earth on Thursday October 24, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital due to cardiac arrest. She was surrounded by her loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Mary Jane Sutphin; grandparents, John and Mary Tuffy; Edward and Nellie Sutphin and her brother, Robert J. Sutphin.
Carol is Survived by her beloved husband and best friend of over 30 years Stanley Perrine; one son, Bradley (fiancé Tara) Arrowood; one daugher, Molly Arrowood; grandchildren Jordan Arrowood; Samantha, Arrowood; and Skylar Shade; a sister Joan Austin; nieces, Susan E. Gilbert (Jason); Lauralee M. Petree; (Tim); Stephanie Sutphin; (Darien) a nephew, Robert J. Sutphin; (Sheila) Great nieces, Annabelle Gray; Elizabeth and Caroline Petree; Ariel and Aubree Sutphin; a great nephew Oliver Montgomery; her aunt, Barbara Smead; her children’s father and dear friend, Bradley Arrowood and numerous cousins and friends.
Carol was known for her witty and down to earth personality and she “never knew a stranger.” She was given the endearing nickname as “Big Ol” that was bestowed on her by her Grandpa Tuffy who usually called her that when she was up to her fun-loving, mischievous tactics at times and because she was a chubby baby without any hair.
Carol grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She enjoyed a close relationship with her siblings and friends throughout her life. In her youth, her favorite pastimes were swimming, spending time with family at family gatherings, cheerleading and volley ball. She attended Holy Family elementary school, and later, Chaminade-Julienne high school.
She was particularly proud of the close relationship she shared with her children and grandchildren. She spoke with them every day and was their biggest fan. She supported and loved all of them immensely and unconditionally. She was highly involved in caring for her grandchildren.
All who knew Carol understood that she was extremely giving and very tender-hearted with a special soft spot specifically for children and the elderly.
Although, there are many, Carol’s most redeeming quality was that she easily forgave others and attempted to impart “life lessons” to her children, nieces and nephews in order to prevent them from making the same mistakes that she felt she made in her life.
Carol was truly, deeply, completely and unconditionally loved by all her family for all that she was, flaws as well as special gifts. Carol was Carol and she was unpretentious in her dealings with all people. With that, Carol leaves behind a lasting legacy to which we all should aspire to, and to which she was particularly proud, during the final years of her life. Carol understood that life is a short and precious commodity. We cannot flee the past but we can certainly change the ending. Consequently, we never know when our time will expire on this earth, but Carol’s life embodied the characteristics of the human condition. She will be missed dearly.
There will be a Gathering of Family Friends at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton, Ohio 45424 on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Her funeral Mass will be Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 830 Bowen Street, Dayton, Ohio 45410 at 10:00 am with Fr. Greg Konerman celebrant. To share a memory of Carolyn or leave a special message for her, please click the Share Memories button above.