Kathleen Elizabeth Colpoys Kupinski

February 10, 1944 - June 30, 2022
Kathleen Elizabeth Colpoys Kupinski

Kathleen E. Kupinski got her wings on June 30, 2022, surrounded by family and love. She was 78 years old and lived in Wilmington, NC. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kathleen was a proud graduate of Mount Mercy Academy and Trocaire College of Nursing. She found strength in her faith and devoted herself to her family and caring for others.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Norm; daughters Sue and Jeanne (Juliao); sons Norbert and John; son-in- law Moises Juliao and daughter-in-law Natalie Kupinski; grandchildren Faith, Gabe, Max, Jack, Grace, Elise, Evan, and Emily; siblings Dan (Donna) Colpoys and Eileen (John) Graubman; sister-in-law Judy (Gary) Sengbusch; nieces and nephews; and many sons, daughters, and grandchildren, who she welcomed and embraced into her heart and family.

She was welcomed to heaven by her parents and beloved brothers Jimmy and Jack, and many family and friends who are rejoicing together with her in their eternal peace.

Kathleen’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 6, at 9:00am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC.

She will also be honored on Saturday, July 30, at 9:30am at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, 450 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY.

Kathleen was a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and the Good Shepard Center and in lieu of flowers, she would welcome your generosity in her name.

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  • August 01, 2022
    Kim Edwards says:
    Juliao and Kupinski families- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will remember Kathy as a woman that was vivacious, incredibly giving and warm. I know you will miss her greatly and wishing for you comfort as you navigate grief. Love, Kim Edwards

  • July 29, 2022
    Mary Beth Wright Orsolits says:
    Kathy was a fiend of mine in grammar and high school! We walked to MMA every day in our frashman year! She was a great girl with an infectious laugh! What memories! Mary Beth Wright Orsolits

  • July 20, 2022
    Jack kupinski says:
    She was a fabulous grandma

  • July 18, 2022
    Greg and Peggy Youdath says:
    John and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rains fall soft upon your fields And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  • July 13, 2022
    Pat Shanks says:
    Norm and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy impacted so many lives. She will certainly be missed.