OBITUARY

Susan Zippin Colangelo

June 1, 1948March 5, 2018
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Susan Dee Colangelo, born Susan Dee Zippin, passed on Monday, March 5 after a long courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma. She leaves behind her loving husband, John, son Daniel Scott, grandchildren Dylan and Justin and sister, Debby. Sue’s daughter, Christine Rene, predeceased her.

Sue spent her first 15 years in Cleveland, Ohio and then moved to California where she finished her education, ultimately graduating from California State University at Long Beach. Sue began her professional career as a passionate elementary teacher in Los Alamitos, California. In 1971 while sunning at the beach, she met the love of her life, John. They married on March 24, 1972.

Joy entered their lives in 1977 with the addition of their children, Daniel and Christine. The family moved to Raleigh in 1986, with 5 cats and 3 dogs. Sue continued her teaching career as an elementary technology teacher in Durham. She retired 9 years ago. Life progressed with many adventures near and far, and amazing lasting friendships.

Sue was a devoted friend and advocate for the battle against Multiple Myeloma. With her crew of supporters, she launched Sue’s Sunshine and raised $80,000 over 6 years.

Services honoring Sue’s life will be held Thursday, March 8 at 9:00 am at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. John invites you to a reception immediately following the service at the family's home. Burial will be at 1 pm at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • John Colangelo, Husband
  • Daniel Scott, Son
  • Christine Rene -, Daughter
  • Dylan and Justin, Grandchild
  • Debby -, Sister
  • Israel Zippin, Father
  • Betty Zippin, Mother

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
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Denise Douglas

March 16, 2018

I want to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy. There are few experiences more difficult than the loss of a loved one. It is obvious from the many kind expressions that Mrs. Colangelo will be sadly missed. Please know that this was not the original purpose God had for mankind. We were created to enjoy happy healthy lives forever. God's purpose for us has not changed. His world says that 'death is an enemy' and promises to soon bring it to nothing, as 1 Corinthians 15:26 brings out. We can also be confident that we have the hope of seeing our dear loved ones again by means of the resurrection as brought out at John 5:28, 29. I do hope that you find some comfort in this and that Jehovah may bless and help you endure these difficult times.

Megan Call

March 6, 2018

I can’t share only one memory of Sue. In the 13 years that I have been in Justin’s life, Sue and I have shared so much. As her grandson’s stepmom, I never expected to have such a close relationship with Sue. I will miss our late night emails, games of Words with Friends, vacations together, laughing over a glass of wine, and sharing my worries and joys with her. I’ve always called her my bonus mother in law, and life will not be the same without her. I love her dearly, and am rejoicing in the fact that while she had cancer, cancer NEVER had her. She is free from pain and will always be in my heart.

Tameka Quick

March 6, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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Biography

Susan Dee Colangelo, born Susan Dee Zippin, passed on Monday, March 5 after a long courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma. She leaves behind her loving husband, John, son Daniel Scott, grandchildren Dylan and Justin and sister, Debby. Sue’s daughter, Christine Rene, predeceased her.

Sue spent her first 15 years in Cleveland, Ohio and then moved to California where she finished her education, ultimately graduating from California State University at Long Beach. Sue began her professional career as a passionate elementary teacher in Los Alamitos, California. In 1971 while sunning at the beach, she met the love of her life, John. They married on March 24, 1972.

Joy entered their lives in 1977 with the addition of their children, Daniel and Christine. The family moved to Raleigh in 1986, with 5 cats and 3 dogs. Sue continued her teaching career as an elementary technology teacher in Durham. She retired 9 years ago. Life progressed with many adventures near and far, and amazing lasting friendships.

Sue was a devoted friend and advocate for the battle against Multiple Myeloma. With her crew of supporters, she launched Sue’s Sunshine and raised $80,000 over 6 years.

Services honoring Sue’s life will be held Thursday, March 8 at 9:00 am at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. John invites you to a reception immediately following the service at the family's home. Burial will be at 1 pm at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens.