Obituary: Patricia Roth Carroll

Oct. 20,1951 – Jan. 13, 2024

Patricia Roth Carroll, “Patty” to all who knew her, passed peacefully but unexpectedly, at the far-too-young age of 72 on Jan. 13th, 2024, at the California home she and Tom were renting for the winter.

As long-time friend, Ted Casey, penned, “The world is now deprived of the best smile and most infectious laugh we have ever known!”

Patty was a life-long learner, an entrepreneur, a teacher, and a lover of books, people, animals, world travel and fun. She enjoyed spending summers at her home on Glidden Drive, enjoying the peace of the waves on the beach and visiting with her knitting friends, library ladies, and dog lovers. Those that knew her considered her a mom, a sister, best friend, mentor, consoler, confessor, and partner-in-crime. She lived life to the fullest, always making sure those around her were filled with love and laughter, as well as an essential oil concoction that would heal whatever troubled you.

Patty is missed by her husband of 50 years, Tom, her daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Colleen, her son-in-law, Leeland, and her two grandchildren, Stanley and Wesley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Janet Roth and is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Tim) Hausmann and Kathleen Moore, and brothers, Philip (Elizabeth) and Stewart Roth.

In her memory, the family asks that donations in Patty’s name be made to your favorite cause or charity. As a philanthropist herself, we know Patty would love that.

Plans for a celebration are postponed until later in the Spring due to the time of year, geographic constraints and other logistics. Everyone has a “Patty Story” and we look forward to hearing them when the time comes.

They Are Not Long

By: Ernest Dowson

THEY are not long, the weeping and the laughter,

Love and desire and hate:

I think they have no portion in us after

We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for awhile, then closes

Within a dream.