Colleen Sullivan Firenze, 58, respiratory therapist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and Sentara Leigh

Colleen Sullivan Firenze
Colleen Sullivan Firenze

Colleen Sullivan Firenze, 58, of Virginia Beach, passed away suddenly Monday, April 1, 2019.

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Raymond Firenze; and their sons, Ryan (28) and Braden (14).

Born in Washington, D.C., Colleen was a graduate of Immaculata High School and the University of California-Davis. She was a proud Naval veteran having served at Naval Air Station Miramar as an air traffic controller from 1980 to 1985. Colleen worked as a respiratory therapist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and Sentara Leigh. As a lifelong animal lover, she adopted many rescue dogs. Colleen was a devoted mother who most recently was involved as a teacher in Braden’s home school network.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 3600 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local animal shelter in her memory.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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