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.
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