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


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Tim, Alice, Carla, Maria, and Gina and families. Danny and I are so sorry for your loss. Rosemarie was one of the first people we met when we came to Westbrook 43 years ago. Rosemarie and Tom were wonderful friends and neighbors.
It's a comfort to know they are together again.
Flora and Danny Bowes

Posted by Flora and Danny Bowes - Westbrook, CT - Neighbor   April 15, 2018

I did not know Rose Marie Collopy. I do know her sister Kathleen Ware and for several years she has shared the memorable life she had experienced with her sister as well as the illnesses in recent times. I extend to the family and their friends my wish that Marie's life of caring and hard work will be a joyful memory now and in the future.

Posted by Georgetta King - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   April 15, 2018


Thinking of you all and sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Gale Parrish Parrish - Friend   April 15, 2018

Gina, My Heart goes out to you and your family. I think of you of you often.Carol

Posted by Carol OBrien Marcolini - Clinton, CT - Friend   April 14, 2018

I was sad to hear of Rose Marie's passing yesterday. She was an early member of our online support group for corneal dystrophy sufferers and provided valuable advice to others based on her dual corneal transplants.
She will be missed but remembered within the group. My next task is to announce her passing to our almost 3500 members.
I wish to publicly thank any and all who donate to The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation in Rose Marie's memory for their generosity

Posted by Robert Bellizzi - San Jose, CA - Friend   April 14, 2018