Carol Ann Sullivan

January 9, 1940February 14, 2013

SULLIVAN, Carol A, age, 73, passed away on February 14, 2013. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 9, 1940. She moved to Tampa in 1967, where she met and married the love of her life, her husband, Ronald, on August 30,1969. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Joseph Dehler and Mae Dehler, her brother, Kevin Dehler, and her sister, Joan Mullen. She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald; her children, Cynthia Sullivan Oster (Michael), Ronald Sullivan Jr., and Laura Rice (Johnny); her grandson, Johnny Jr.; and, her brother, Gilbert Dehler. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who were close to her heart. Her greatest meaning in life came from being a wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandson was the apple of her eye. The love she shared for her family was immeasurable. She had a spirited personality and a witty sense of humor. She possessed many creative talents to include drawing, designing and making clothing, writing a fictional novel set in the Civil War era and growing roses. A visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Wells Memorial and Event Center in Plant City with a funeral mass to be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Mary Help of Christians Church in Tampa. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital for the exceptional care they provided prior to her passing.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Ann Marie ORourke

February 22, 2013

Dear Uncle Ronald,Cindy,Laura and Ronnie:Our hearts go out to you all at this time with the loss of your wife and mother.. She will always live on in all of your hearts. I will keep you close in my prayers.She will be greatly missed.
Ann Marie & Patrick ORourke

Rebecca Buehrle

February 21, 2013

Dear Cindy: My sincerest condolences go out to you as you grieve the loss of your mother. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Hold tight to the memories of your mother for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength, and remember how very much you are cared about. We really miss you at work.

February 20, 2013

Dear Ronald and family it is a hard time for us that are here without are love one - such a glorious time for them who are with are father in heaven
Are prayers and sympathie are with you and your family Love: Kevin and Laeuna Mullen

February 20, 2013

Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family during this difficult time. The Staff of Wells Memorial and Event Center


February 20, 2013

Dear Cindy, I know that the undivided attention and devotion you and Michael gave to your mother during her most difficult days gave her much peace and I pray for you as well.

Deborah Ferraro

February 18, 2013

Dear Cindy and family, my hearts are with you all for the loss of your Mom. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Deborah Ferraro

Carol Brite

February 18, 2013


I am sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.

Ann Boyd

February 18, 2013

Dear Cyndy and family,
How sorry I am to read of the loss of your sweet mother. Losing one so precious leaves a void in one's heart, but may memories of happy times together be cherished by you forever.
With love, prayers and deep sympathy.
Ann and John Boyd
LaGarita, Costa Rica