Carley J. Perry

Birth Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Monday, October 29, 2018

WOOSTER - 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


Family will receive friends following the Mass


Memorial Mass on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster


If you knew her, you loved her. She was just that special. Condolences to the family.

I send my deepest and sincerest sympathy and condolences to all family members, extended family members, "adopted" family members, and friends of Carley from Flint, Michigan. She will live on with shared memories, the love that Carley shared with everybody even those of us she never met, and the love we have for and share with each other! Carley will be forever missed but will forever be in our hearts and souls.

I knew Carley through the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. Her smile, her sincere love for each person she was with, her gift of hospitality, endeared her to us all. She made us all better than we were before we knew her. She will live on in our memories and our hearts and in heaven in the embrace of Jesus. But she will be missed. I will pray that the Holy Spirit be present to all the family and friends and provide consolation and comfort to all, to each in the place of greatest need.Make a home in us HOly Spirit in Jesus's name we pray. Love, John P

We were blessed to have known Carley through our community.. She had a smile that would brighten a room. Her hospitality was amazing, definitely a gift from God.. I still remember the tree she had in her condo that she would decorate for every holiday. We love and miss her. Our deepest condolences to all family members. We, like many , consisidered her part of our extended family. Whenever we traveled to Little Portion, the first stop was always Carley’s. Too many fond and loving memories to talk about but they live in our hearts.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences. We will never forget meeting Carley at a mending medicine retreat. Her smile and her charm and beauty filled our hearts from the first moments. Seeing her and talking with her at Slyman's for lunch in Cleveland last year was also a pleasure.

So happy I had the sweet privilege to meet and
spend time with Ms. Carley, John, Peggy, and MeMe.
She was a precious lady. Condolences to the family.

Perry Family- So very sorry for your loss. Prayers, hugs and lots of love to the family during this difficult time. Thank you Carley for the sun catcher we made together in the early 80's and the smile I remember always on your face. A very kind and special lady that I will never forget. Thank you for your kind heart! ❤ Hugs- Shawna Mossman

With heartfelt sympathy going out to the entire Perry family at this time!!! Your parents were such good friends of our folks (Tillie and Ed Varga) many good memories during the St. Matthew's days!! God bless all of you with the peace and comfort you need!! We're sure Tillie and Ed are dealing a hand with Carley and Bob......what dear people!! Thoughts and prayers!! Sharon, Mike and Julie Varga

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peggy, John, and the rest of the family. Carley was a great lady!

Carley was such a dear sweet person. Loved her so much. She was a blessing to us on the mountain and to our Brothers and Sisters of Charity community. Miss her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family now but know you will see her again one day.

Carly was always so welcoming to all who passed her way. I knew her through the BSC-D & always looked forward to seeing her at our yearly gatherings. May God be with a who love & remember her.

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