Mourning the loss of their mother and grandmother, the family of Carol Rose O’Sullivan announces her unexpected death at UPMC Hamot on Saturday, September 4, 2021, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Amity Township, Union City, she was 79 years old, born on July 25, 1942, one of four daughters of Lloyd and Erma Dennis Bliley.
Carol lived a purposeful life characterized by her strong faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to serving her family and community.
She married Francis J. O’Sullivan on October 3, 1964. Together, they raised their four children, filling the years with happy memories of country life, helping on the Bliley family farm, and attending Arbuckle Alliance Church. Sadly, Francis died at an early age in 1995, leaving Carol and her family heartbroken. She was sustained by the love and support of her children, her sisters, and many friends from church and the community.
In most recent years, Carol has attended Union City Alliance Church. Serving in church was always a priority, and she enjoyed teaching children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, serving as a member of the prayer chain, and, of course, singing – a great love of hers. Carol also found pleasure in her gardens and many flowers, and enjoyed our local wildlife, commonly calling her family with her latest sightings of deer, wild turkeys and other animals, and always interested to hear their reports of wildlife sightings and hunting trips.
Carol will be remembered as a dedicated mom who loved her grandchildren and sisters. Her children will always treasure her faithful phone calls to check in and hear what they were up to each day. She left behind her the legacy of love, support, and a close-knit family that pulls together through hardship and happiness.
In addition to her husband Francis and her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister Barbara.
Surviving family members include her four children – Daniel F. O’Sullivan and wife Janel of Springboro, OH, Patrick N. O’Sullivan and wife Beth of Union City, Christine L. Godmaire and husband Scott of Waterford, and Ryan G. O’Sullivan and wife Kristin of Union City; her nine grandchildren – Kathleen and Shannon O’Sullivan, Jacob and Ethan O’Sullivan, Mara and Kellan Godmaire, and Molly, Brady, and Olivia O’Sullivan; also, two sisters – Dorothy Steen (Floyd Orr), and June O’Sullivan and her husband Dennis; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services have been cancelled and a memorial service will be announced at a future date. Interment will be private at Phillipsville Union Cemetery.