June 15, 1943 - March 2, 2022
The fulfilled life of Mrs. Carole Tatro, devoted wife of over 50 years, loyal mother of 4 and affectionate grandmother of 6 came to a peaceful end with family at her side on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Born June 15, 1943 during World War II in England, she grew up knowing to appreciate everything life had to offer. She had a strong positive outlook on life. Carole married the love of her life, Gene Tatro, a U.S.A.F fighter pilot, on June 20, 1964 at Lakenheath Air Force Base in Suffolk, England. At the age of 21 she left her family and friends in lush England to live in arid New Mexico, where Gene and Carole started their family. As a U.S.A.F. family, they lived in Germany, England, Florida, and Virginia before choosing to live in Green Bay after Gene’s retirement, to be close to Gene’s large, warm-hearted extended family. Carole and Gene loved to travel as a family and as a couple. They visited many countries and most states, as well as enjoying several cruises. Carole loved history and culture. Her house was tastefully decorated with European antiques and oil paintings and was always “as neat as a pin.” An accomplished chef of many cuisines, Carole took cookery lessons everywhere she lived and treated friends, family and travelers to authentic dishes from around the world. As a selfless decades-long volunteer, she enjoyed being of help anywhere she could. She was an involved member of the Officers’ Wives’ Club. She cast and directed plays in Europe, organized and ran bazaars, volunteered at refugee camps, worked with people with special needs, hosted foreign exchange students, and went above and beyond to help the needy and the homeless. Nothing and no one was beneath her; no job was too big or too small. Carole loved life and believed in equality for all. Carole had a strong Catholic faith. As an active member of Saints Peter and Paul parish since 1981, she taught C.C.D, ran pre-marriage services, helped organize and run fundraisers, worked at the church picnics, and was eagerly involved in most of the parish’s events. The role she is most known for is Mass Lector with her charming, cut- glass English accent. She loved to be with people and to be involved. After her 4 children left home, she worked for a few years for the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce as a tour guide on coaches for 13 hour shifts. She introduced tourists from around the world to Green Bay and Door County. She researched and studied all of the history she could find to share on her tours. Carole had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh! She loved reading and gardening in her “English cottage garden.” She was an engaging conversationalist and told intriguing stories. Just for fun, she performed in a few plays for Green Bay Community Theater. She laughed as she was cast to play a Southern Belle, where she did a fine job of changing her English accent to a Southern accent and the audience never knew. Carole will be most remembered as a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. She had such a big heart and always wanted the best for everybody. She never allowed herself to feel “woe is me” and always looked on the bright side. She’d say when you feel bad, you can always think of someone who has it worse. Be thankful your struggle is less than theirs. Her glass was always half full. Carole is survived by her children and grandchildren: Tina Barth, and her children: Aaron Barth, and Second Lieutenant Nicole Carole Barth, U.S.M.C, Teresa (Mark) Nussbaum, and their children: Drew and Luke Nussbaum, Tonya (Scott) Stettin, Tyson (Shelly) Tatro and their Children: Jaden and Jaxon Tatro, one sister and brother-in-law: Maureen (Doug) Theobald, three Brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. She is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, one sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law. The family offers special thanks to Carole’s sister-in-Christ Barbara VanDenBusch, doting caregiver Tammy Morrocco, Carole’s niece Jean Kehliher, the loving staff at Oak Park Place Memory Care Unit and the wonderful people of Unity Hospice for all of the comfort and care you gave to Carole and her family. There will be no visitation prior to the service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 710 N. Baird Street. Carole will be buried with her husband at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Antigo. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Unity Hospice in Carole’s name.
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