Carolyn Genevieve Curtin
June 05, 1929 - July 21, 2017


Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Vigil Service 7:00 PM

Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn


Monday, July 24th, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Vigil Service 7:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Our Mother of Perpetual Help - St. James Church, 241 Pearson, Ferndale


Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Our Mother of Perpetual Help - St. James Church, 241 Pearson, Ferndale

Carolyn Genevieve Spaulding Curtin, 88, formerly of Ferndale, died peacefully and bravely on Friday, July 21, 2017.  She was born June 5, 1929 in Sylvan Lake to Merton and G. Arnolda (Dykstra) Spaulding.

Carolyn graduated from Alma College in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1948.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Ferndale Public Library, and with her love of history, she also volunteered at Greenfield Village.

Survived by her husband of 61 years, Patrick; daughters, Lynn (Kelly) O’Meara and Kelly Anne (Charlie) Ruda; daughter in law, Patricia; grandchildren, Conor, Cait, Maura and Charlotte; and brother, Michael Spaulding.  Predeceased by son, Kevin.

Visitation Sunday, 5 – 8 pm, Vigil Service 7 pm  at Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn and Monday 1 – 8 pm, Vigil Service 7 pm  at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale.  In State Tuesday 9:30 am until Mass 10 am at Our Mother of Perpetual Help – St. James Church, 241 Pearson, Ferndale.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pope Francis Center, 438 St. Antoine St., Detroit 48226 and Friends of the Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale. 


Pat & Family: we are so sorry to learn of Carolyn's death. She was a special person whose strong presence will certainly be missed by all of you. Betty and I are out of town with our family so we will be unable to be with you for the funeral. Know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers, and please accept our deepest sympathy.

When I think of Mrs. Curtin I have to smile. She was patient, kind, and understanding! Her love for her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends was obvious! She touched our lives and we are better for knowing her. Rest In Peace, Mrs. C! You will be missed, but not forgotten!

I loved the time I was able to spend with Mrs Curtin she was the most beautiful person inside and out !!!!! I will miss our time together and her smile that lit up the room .....,,,

God bless you Carolyn. Now your in heaven with my mom Marilyn. Prayers to the family.

Michael and Patrick, I am saddened by the loss of your beloved sister and wife... please accept my condolences and thoughts to your family. May God hold you in his arms and provide you with abiding comfort.

I am honored and blessed to be Aint Carolyn and Uncle Pat's godaughter. Aunt Carolyn had the most amazing eyes theat glistened with happiness and smiled at you. She was the kindest and most gentle women. As she bravely took on her challenging health the last few years those eyes confined to glisten and smile. My time and memories of her will be a part of me forever. "Best Godmothrr Ever". My love to Uncle Pat and the Curtin family.

My sympathy to the family. Recall pleasant memories you shared with your loved one. May you find comfort in Jesus words, "I am the resurrection and the life."-John 11:25


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