Sheila Marie Colpo(1943 - 2013)

Sheila Marie Colpo

Age 69, of Salisbury (MD) passed away May 6, 2013 surrounded by her husband and children under the loving and watchful care of DE Hospice in Milford, DE after a brief illness.

She was born on June 12, 1943 in Wilmington, DE. 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, MD; daughter MaryEllen Hearn and husband Robert of Lewes, DE; John Colpo, Jr. and wife Kara of Lewes, DE; and Patricia Anderson and husband David of Georgetown, DE and 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 on Friday May 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, DE 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

Please visit Mrs. Colpo's Life Memorial and sign the online guest registry at

Published in The News Journal on May 8, 2013