Susanne Schou Carroll

Susanne Schou Carroll nee Sorensen (Susse) of Tappan, NY passed on into eternal life surrounded by her loving family and friends on October 31, 2011.  She was born in Arhus, Denmark on January 24, 1958 to Anna Marie Sorensen and Karl Robert Sorensen. On April 11, 1976, she met the love of her life, John Gerard Carroll whom she married on January 7, 1978. After to moving to Tappan in 1983, they started their family with the birth of their daughter Anne Marie Carroll on August 16, 1984.  She then had her first son Gerard Ronan (Roddy) Carroll on February 26, 1988 and then gave birth to Dennis John Carroll on June 15, 1993.  She was a graduate of the Vejle Handlesskole Business College of Vejle, Denmark. Besides giving birth to her children, one of the proudest days of her life was when she became an American Citizen on March 5, 1982.  She is survived by her husband John, her children Anne Marie, Gerard and Dennis; her mother Anna Marie Sorensen of Vejle, Denmark; her sisters Birthe Pedersen of Vejle, Denmark and Lotte Axelsen of Ribe, Denmark; her nieces and nephews in Denmark Anja Axelsen, Mads Pedersen and Mikkle Pedersen. She was a Customer Service representative of Volvo of America before starting her family and also worked as a waitress at Sullivan’s Tappan Inn for many years. She enjoyed entertaining her family and friends, her Danish Holiday traditions, cooking and the multitude of activities that her children were involved in. She loved to travel and meet new people. The family encourages that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society ( in her name for the battle against lung cancer. The family will receive friends at Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale ( on Thursday, November 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 and on Friday, November 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00.  The Funeral Service will be held at the Dutch Reformed Church, Tappan, NY on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM.

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