Paul F. Colarulli


February 5, 1950 – May 23, 2017

Born in Providence, Rhode Island

Resided in Falls Church, VA




On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 of Falls Church, VA. Paul was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 5, 1950. He received his BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, MA from Columbia, MPH from Harvard, and JD from Boston University. He practiced law in Washington, DC for over 30 years. Paul, his wife Susan and their daughter Katie were longtime members of the Interfaith Families Project.


Paul loved his family, his dogs, and his garden. He was a loyal and loving friend to many. After he retired, he started growing giant pumpkins and had 2 over 200 pounds last year. He took great joy in his grandchildren and loved playing with trains with them. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the Italy of his ancestors, and he and his niece were engaged in obtaining Italian citizenship, which involved the adventure of traveling to his ancestor’s homes to obtain documents. He loved cooking especially for holidays, using his mother’s recipes. And, of course, he had many more plans for a long and active life, making his sudden death even more tragic for everyone.


Beloved husband of Susan B. Kaplan; loving father of Peter F. Colarulli (wife, Katy) and Katie Colarulli; cherished grandfather of Delaney and Pierce Fletcher Colarulli; brother of Chuck and Don Colarulli (wife, Judy).


Funeral service will be held at Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell Street, NW, Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


Burial at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, RI at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Interfaith Families Project, Non-Profit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.