Colleen E. Piper

August 3, 1960November 11, 2011

Colleen Egan Piper, 51, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2011 following a brief illness. Born in Arlington, MA, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Peg Egan of Marblehead. She was a graduate of Star of the Sea School, Marblehead High School and Salem State University. After graduation she worked at Philips Lighting in Lynn. She went on to a long career in management at Bostik Inc. in Middleton. Colleen was formerly married to the late Sgt. Christopher N. Piper of Marblehead. She is survived by their children Deirdre and Christopher Piper of Marblehead. She is also survived by her brother Tom Egan of Boston, and sisters Hannah Karass and Shannon Casey and her brothers in law Sean Casey and Michael Karass all of Marblehead. She was the loving Aunt of Max and Sean Karass, Patrick and Hannah Casey, Emily, Laura and Nicholas Schmitt, and Eliot Piper, all of Marblehead, and Ernie Piper IV and Jari Piper of Anchorage Alaska. She is also survived by her cousins and numerous dear friends. Visiting hours will be held from 4-8pm, Monday November 14th at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead. A private burial will be held at Waterside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mass. Soldiers Legacy Fund, P.O. Box 962061, Milk Street Post Office, Boston, MA 02196.



  • Visitation Monday, November 14, 2011


  • A graveside service in Waterside Cemetery will be private

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Arlene Quimby-Silva

May 31, 2013

She was such a nice person. I worked with her at Philips Lighting. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family.

Connie Piper

May 30, 2013

Dear Colleen, I just know that somehow, somewhere you are still with us, watching us live our lives and seeing how we think of you so often and miss having you to chat with, laugh with and just enjoy your company so much. You always went SO out of your way to help everyone around you and we miss your KIND & LOVING presence so much. Deirdre takes after you so very MUCH you know!

Love, Connie Piper

Tammy Berg

December 31, 2011

Dear Deidre,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your mom and dad are represented in you and that they were so proud of the woman you have become. It is a very difficult struggle now, but they would want nothing less than your success. Now is your time to take life by its reins and make a difference. You will overcome. With love and sorrow for your great loss.

November 26, 2011

My deepest condolences to Colleen's family and friends. I knew her first from Star of the Sea school and all through high school. I will never forget her perpetual smile and happiness. She was a great friend to everyone she met.

Norm and Chris Sherwood

November 22, 2011

Hannah, Tom, Shannon and families,

We are so sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. Please accept our sincere thoughts of sympathy.

November 21, 2011

Dear Hanna, Tom, and Shannon, I have been feeling extremely sad about dear Colleen. It does not seem possible and real that this has happened. It is a true BLESSING and GIFT that Deirdre has been with me and my tribute, a life-long tribute to Colleen will be that I promise to always take care of her dear daughter the best way I can. I know Colleen is Deirdre's guardian angel as Deirdre's teddy bear started singing away (the battery had been dead for the past 10 years!!) in the hospital when Deirdre was with Colleen. The little bear that Deirde had since she was a baby just started singing its song all on its own!! So this is how I know that Colleen is still with us...we just can't physically see her, that's all. I will forever remember how she was always so very sweet, kind, and accepting of me from the very day Chris took me home to meet his family. We were as close as a 1st and 2nd wife could ever be. I miss her VERY BADLYbut will always remember her peals of laughter and her pure heartedness which came from a heart of GOLD. VERY few people in this world are like Colleen. From: Connie Moralez-Piper

Susan Dowds

November 19, 2011

Dear Deidre and Christopher,
I can't put into words how sorry I am for your loss. I pray the support from your family and friends will comfort you through this time. May time bring you peace. You're in my prayers.

Arlene Quimby-Silva

November 19, 2011

So sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. I knew her from Philips Lighting.
She was a very sweet person. My sympathy goes to her family & friends.

Brian Murray

November 17, 2011

Derar Tom
My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. I am so very very sorry to hear of this sad news so late, my heart goes out to you. Love you

November 17, 2011

My thoughts annd prayers are with you all. Colleen was a wonderful person and will be missed. Susan Hayes Theriot (Triangle,Va.)