You’d think with all their liberal education they’d be smarter…….
Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and Patricia Colant, 50 — who had carted trash bags filled with belongings from their home to the curb Thursday — leaped at around 5:45 a.m. from the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue building where they worked.
Their bodies were found sprawled in the middle of East 33rd Street in Murray Hill.
Inside each of their pockets was a suicide note and ID in a plastic baggie — presumably to make sure the letters didn’t get too bloody to read.
Scarpelli titled his typed suicide note, “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.’’
“Patricia and I had everything in life,” the dad of two wrote.
But the note took a dark turn, describing the couple’s “financial spiral,’’ sources said.
Colant’s letter included contact information for family and friends and instructed that a specific person notify their children about their deaths, a law-enforcement source said.
“I just don’t understand why this would happen, why they would do this to their kids,” said Adam Lamb, a fellow chiropractor who was friends with the couple for 16 years.
Records show the couple, who lived in the Financial District, were drowning in debt and slammed with dozens of tax liens from both the federal and state government.
But “I feel like there’s something else going on,” Lamb said. “Even with all that debt, it still doesn’t make sense.’’
Steve Bogan, a relative of the couple, called their double suicide “very shocking.”
“Right now, everybody’s in a daze,” he said.
The couple, described by several friends as warm, doting parents, leaves two children — Joseph, 19, and Isabella, 20 — who recently graduated from the Upper East Side’s Loyola HS, where tuition is nearly $38,000 a year.