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Clarence R Colby, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1923
Bath
Sagadahoc County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 2006
Farmington
Franklin County
Maine, USA

Clarence was born a son of Charles and Vinette (Huff) Colby. Clarence passed on at Franklin Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 786th Ordinance Company.

He was a driver for the Bath bus service in the early 1940s. He later owned and operated Colby's Shoe Repair in Bath for many years, before moving to Lynn, Mass., where he worked for General Electric. In 1972, he returned to Westport Island and was employed at Bath Iron Works, until he retired in 1982.

He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel I. (Bates) Colby of New Sharon, whom he married on May 6, 1944 in Bath; a son, Clarence Colby Jr., and his wife, Darlene, of Westport Island; daughters, Debbie A. Bailey, and her husband, Jeffery, of Westport Island and Sherry A. Callahan of Cornville; six granddaughters; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Wright of Woolwich and Bernice Savory of Lynn, Mass.

The family would like to thank the staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital and Orchard Park Nursing Home for the excellent care Clarence received.

Those who desire, may make memorial contributions in Clarence's memory to the charity of their choice.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Herbert Colby (1892 - 1961)
  Vinettie E. Huff Colby (1895 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Hazel Ione Bates Colby (1926 - 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Vinettie Colby (1917 - 1917)*
  Helen Louise Colby Wright (1919 - 2002)*
  Bernice Colby Savory (1920 - 2001)*
  Charles Herbert Colby (1922 - 2007)*
  Clarence R Colby (1923 - 2006)
  Jeanette T. Colby (1925 - 1926)*
  Annie May Colby (1929 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Clarence R. Colby SR.
TSC 5 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
Dec. 22, 1923
Nov. 5,2006
 
Burial:
Maine Mount Vernon Road Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Augusta
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Plot: SECTION E ROW 12 SITE 24
 
Created by: stargazer
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17677189
Clarence R Colby, Sr
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Clarence R Colby, Sr
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Clarence R Colby, Sr
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