Susan DelPapa Fort

September 07, 1955 - March 06, 2022


Susan DelPapa Fort

September 07, 1955 - March 06, 2022


Obituary For Susan DelPapa Fort

Susan DelPapa Fort, 66, of Raleigh, North Carolina; a loving wife, mother, grandmother,
daughter and sister, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2022.

Susan was born on September 7, 1955, in Kinston, North Carolina. Throughout her life she had a great love for all animals but had a special affection for large animals, particularly cows. It was no surprise when Susan became a veterinary medical technologist after graduating from Central Carolina in Sanford, North Carolina.

Susan met the love of her life, Carrow Fort, while still in high school. They dated for nearly five years before getting married. They had two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Katie, before
moving their family to Raleigh, North Carolina. Together they hunted, fished, and trained
Labrador Retrievers for field trials. Given her enjoyment of rehabbing injured animals and her
love of cows it is hard to believe she never had one in her backyard (although she did have
fawns on occasion). Summer vacations at the beach were always a special time, as well.
Whenever possible, Susan love spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved and
adored very much.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores DelPapa. She is survived by her father,
James DelPapa, of Kinston, NC; her husband, of 45 years, Carrow Fort of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Jessica Fort and her partner Shane of Seattle, WA; daughter, Katie Boyd and her husband, Stuart of Raleigh; sister, Kathleen Caccamo and her husband, Dave of Raleigh; sister, Joan Whitley and her husband, David of New Bern; sister, Mary Justice and her husband, Jim of Greensboro; brother, Jimmy Del Papa and his wife, Anne of Durham; two grandchildren, Macie and Cullen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kinston, NC.

A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the North Carolina Wildlife Endowment Fund.

Susan will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


10 Mar

Celebration of Life Service

02:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 400 Academy Heights Rd Kinston, NC 28504 Get Directions »
by FHW Solutions

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  • 03/09/2022

    My deepest sympathies to Carrow and family. I remember Susan so fondly from our high school years. Even though distance kept us apart, the friendship was still there when we would see each other again, like time had never passed. I'm so sorry for your loss. We will always love & remember Susan!

  • 03/09/2022

    I am deeply saddened by the loss that the Fort and Del Papa Family have encountered. I remember Susan in our childhood days spending summer vacations at the beach with our families. It was a time for family and fun which I thank our parents for those memorable moments. Thank you Susan for being the cousin you are and may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • 03/09/2022

    Dear Jimmy and Family, our sincerest condolences for you and your family at this time. You have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, and much love at this time of sorrow.

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