Rose Marie Collopy

  • Died: April 13, 2018
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Robinson, Wright & Weymer

34 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Tel. (860) 767-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rose Marie (Tierney) Collopy, recently of Westbrook, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018. She was 89 years old. She was born and raised in Maysville, Kentucky, a few doors down from her future husband, Tom Collopy. After graduating valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of their high school class, they followed each other to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she graduated as an RN from Good Samaritan Hospital nursing school, married, and bore 5 children. The family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and resided there for 11 years before a final move to Westbrook, Connecticut. She was strong-willed, hard-working and giving. She raised a large, close-knit family and enjoyed a long career as a caring nurse. She was the daughter of Paul and Alice Tierney and beloved wife of the late Thomas Joseph Collopy for 58 years. Dear and devoted mother/(mother-in-law) of Tim (Ceil) Collopy, Alice (Ed) Ninteau, Carla (Tom) Martin, Maria (Jim) Braun, and Gina (Steve) O'Connell. Loving grandmother of eleven. Sister/(sister-in-law) of Kathleen (Scott) Ware and Paul (Pat) Tierney, and the late Jack and Louise Collopy. Aunt of many dear nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 17th at 11:00 AM at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 222 McVeagh Road in Westbrook. Burial will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery in Westbrook. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Corneal Dystrophy Foundation. 6066 McAbee Road , San Jose California, 95120. To share a memory of Rose Marie please visit Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook