Ann “Colleen” Mulhern (Pope), age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully with friends by her side after a long battle with Dementia on March 10, 2023.
Colleen was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Retired Wilmington City Fire Chief, John P. (Sean) Mulhern Jr., her parents, Richard H. Pope Sr. and Margaret Mary (Gretta) Sice Pope. She is survived by her daughters, Felicia Marie Pope (Will Rosen) and Victoria Leann Pope (Matt Lo), a granddaughter, Abigail Samantha Rosen, and her brother, Richard H. Pope Jr. (Avis) and her sister-in-law, Kathleen (Mulhern) Tattan (Bill) of Hampton, NH, a niece, nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Colleen graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She was a retired teacher from the Christina School District of Delaware. Colleen was a beautiful, vibrant, quick witted, funny woman who always made those around her laugh. She was a dedicated teacher whose humor flowed into her love of teaching. Many of her students truly respected and admired her. She loved to be with friends and co-workers and often entertained them in her beautiful home.
Colleen truly loved life and was an adventurer at heart. She traveled to many countries in her early adult life eager to learn about different cultures and customs. Those who knew her well know that her greatest hobby was shopping. Each purchase was like finding treasure for Colleen. She was always on the hunt for that special antique that would look just so in her beautiful home, that outfit for work, a special occasion, or just to look nice for everyday life as she greeted people each day.