Ernest E. Colgan

  • Born: May 19, 1927
  • Died: May 9, 2017
  • Location: Vermont

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ernest was born on May 19, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Ernest was a resident of Vermont.

He attended elementary school in East Roxbury and graduated from Northfield High School in 1945.

Jake was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II from 1946 to 1948 and had been awarded the World War II Victory Medal.

The Service to Honor and Celebrate his life will be held Monday May 15 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home 7 Academy Street Barre. The Interment service will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Northfield for his immediate family only. Friends may call at the Funeral Home preceding the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice 600 Granger Road Barre VT 05641 or the Vermont Food Bank 33 Parker Road Barre VT 05641-9106.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sandy,
I am so sorry for the loss of Jake. He is finally at rest. Now it is time for you to take the time you need to grieve and to understand your new normal. It will be very hard but you are strong and have loving family and friends to call upon. I love you.

Posted by Renee Richardson - Barre, VT   May 18, 2017

I just saw today that Jake had passed away so sorry for your loss.
Prayers to you and Family

Posted by Ron and Liz Provencher - Barre, VT   May 17, 2017

Sandy and family,
So saddened to hear of Jake's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Lynn Sanders and family

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2017


Im sorry for your loss Aunt Sandy. I loved Jake so much, he was such a funny person and will be missed greatly!

Posted by Amanda Lowery - Barre, VT   May 14, 2017

Sandy and family, We were so sorry to hear about Jake. Please take comfort in knowing he touched many lives, and may memories bring you all comfort. Please know you are in our thoughts during this sad time. Your former Wildersburg neighbors,

Posted by George & Liz Patch - Sherwood, OR   May 14, 2017

Sandy and family,

We wanted to extend our sincere sympathy in the passing of Jake. May he R.I.P.

Roger and Shirley Rivard

Posted by Shirley Rivard - Barre, VT   May 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to you all, I have many fond memories of Jake

Posted by Debbie Neveau - williamstown, VT   May 12, 2017

My condolences on the passing of Mr. Colgan. Many fond childhood memories of a wonderful family.

Posted by James Russell - Rogue River, OR   May 12, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   May 12, 2017

So sorry for your loss. I remember many good times snowmobiling with everyone and my Dad. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Brenda (Close) Hebert - WAITSFIELD, VT   May 11, 2017

Sandy, Bruce and families,

We were saddened to hear of Jake's passing. I have many memories of the time I spent working for you all. I truly felt like part of the family and had much respect for Jake. I learned a lot during my time at Granite Importers. Our sincere condolences to all. May he rest in peace on a big Ford LTL 9000.

Posted by Martial & Alicia Major - West Glover, VT   May 11, 2017

Sandy and family,
Sorry to read about Jake's passing. It was a privilege to have known him. My condolences to you and the family. God Bless.

Posted by John Nicholls - Scottsdale, AZ   May 11, 2017

Bruce,Penny,Sandy,and,family, wishing you peace to bring you comfort,courage to face the days ahead,and,loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We are so sorry for your loss.Please accept our deepest condolences. Jack,Marie, Martel

Posted by A friend   May 11, 2017

Bruce and family
We are sorry for your loss. Our families have been woven together for many years Jake,Robert and Peg all graduated from high school together and 27 years later you Marty and I graduated from the same school. Their friendship begin our friendship. We will remember him fondly and were lucky to know him.
Our thoughts are with you and your family
Kim and Marty

Posted by Kim Daniels - berlin, VT   May 11, 2017

Thoughts are with you all

Posted by Les Daniels    May 11, 2017

Bruce, Diane and family, my sincere sympathy for your loss. May a life time of memories help you through this time of need.

Posted by Brenda Persons - West Berlin, VT   May 11, 2017

Alas, my Brother. Your Masonic working tools have slipped from your grasp. Your Earthly work is done. Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter,now,into the Kingdom of Heaven and rest, safe and secure in the arms of the Grand Architect of the Universe.

Posted by Stephen Holcomb - Hardwick, VT   May 11, 2017

Sandy and Family,
My sincere sympathy to you on your loss. It was a pleasure to get to know Jake during my time at the office.

Posted by Ed Trombley - Barre, VT   May 11, 2017

Sandy, Bruce, Penny, Ray, Kim and family, such a loss for all of you. He contributed so much to the granite industry and the Barre area. He lived life to the fullest. My deepest sympathy to the family. May he Rest In Peace

Posted by Rita Bassett - N FT Myers, FL   May 10, 2017

Jake was one of the best men I have ever known. His contributions to the granite industry are legendary, his work ethic unmatchable and his dedication to his family and employees inspirational. He was the real deal and he will be missed!

Posted by Patrick Garrett - Boston, MA   May 10, 2017

Very sorry to hear about Jake. My thought and prayers are with you.

Posted by Julie McEnany - Barre, VT   May 10, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Jake's passing. He was a wonderful person. I have such fond memories of growing up with my family and the Colgan family. We shared so many dinners at each other's houses, day trips, weekend trips, camping, boating, swimming, skiing, Christmas Eve's, just hanging out enjoying each others company, etc. etc. which include my childhood years through my young adult years. I would like to express my sincere condolences to his daughter Penny Miller and her late husband Russell Miller, his son Bruce Colgan and wife Diane Colgan and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, his wife Sandy and her children as well! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! RIP Jake.

Posted by Kathryn Gross - Essex Junction, VT   May 10, 2017

RIP Jake

Posted by Steven and Debbie Clough - Northfield, VT   May 10, 2017