Sheila Marie Colpo, retired librarian

May 7, 2013
Sheila Marie Colpo

Sheila Marie Colpo, 69, of Salisbury, Md., passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, surrounded by her husband and children under the loving and watchful care of Delaware Hospice in Milford after a brief illness.

She was born June 12, 1943, in Wilmington. Mrs. Colpo is the daughter of the late Robert A. and Isabelle R. Healy.  Mrs. Colpo graduated in 1962 from Catherine Spalding University in Kentucky with a bachelor of arts in library science.  Mrs. Colpo was an avid reader with a love of puzzles and creating needlepoint art for her loved ones.

Mrs. Colpo worked many years as a volunteer coordinator and librarian, but her true vocation was the care of her family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Surviving is her husband of 46 years, John A. Colpo Sr. of Salisbury; daughter MaryEllen Hearn (Robert) of Lewes; son John Colpo Jr. and wife Kara of Lewes; and daighter Patricia Anderson and husband David of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; brother Timothy Healy and wife Susie of Texas; brother Michael Healy and wife Sylvia of Texas; and sister Rosemarie Mulcare and husband Terry of Kansas. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Christine Colpo and her son Michael Colpo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday May 10, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Dr., Lewes, where friends may visit one hour prior to mass.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to either the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box  50, Memphis, TN 38101.


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