Tuesday, April 13, 1999
George E. Colby
WEST NEWBURY -- George E. ''Bud'' Colby, 77, died early yesterday morning at
He was born in Newbury. Mr. Colby worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 37
years, and, after retiring, he worked for private companies.
He was a member of the Seabees during World War II, serving in the Pacific
Mr. Colby was a member of St. Mark Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Newburyport, the
Newburyport Commandery, K.T. 3, King Cyrus Chapter and the Shriners. He was
also a former member of West Newbury's Fire Department and Finance
Committee. He had also served as West Newbury's assistant building
Mr. Colby enjoyed auctions and sales and repairing items including clocks
He leaves his wife of 53 years Joan (Enos); sons George E. Jr. and his wife
Ann (Worsman) of New Salem, and Keith I. and his wife Lynda (Vizard) of West
Newbury; daughters Deborah A. Shively and her fiance Richard A. Heath of
Newton, N.H., and Rebecca A. Dole and her husband Richard P. of West
Newbury; sisters Gertrude Jackman, Carolyn Relyea, and Betty Colby, all of
Newbury, and Dorothy Noyes of Newburyport; brother Robert J. of Newbury;
five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Elliott, Woodworth &
Rogers Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport. Masonic services will be
conducted by St. Mark Lodge tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow
in Walnut Hill Cemetery, West Newbury.
Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St.,
Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.