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“John and family, I am so sorry for your loss, recently losing my Mom I feel your pain. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Anne(Songer)Colturi - Orange, MA

“Dear Cheryl and Shaun, So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I always enjoyed my conversations with her as I walked around the lake and also...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Anne(Songer)Colturi - Orange, MA

“John and Family, Ralph, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and half sister. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of sorrow...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: John Gale - New Salem, MA

“Dear Cheryl, John and family, Sorry to hear about your mom. With deepest sympathy, Maria Paoletti ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Maria Paoletti - Orange, MA

“To John and Cheryl and families, A classy lady with a sense of humor. I'll miss that friendship we had developed over the last several years....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: mickey cwalina - athol, MA

“I did not know your Mom but my Dad had spoke about her and how he had enjoyed having fun with her, ironic how there death's were so close together, I...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Midge Pizana - Acton, MA

“John and Cheryl I was so sorry to read about your loss. Your Mom was a great lady. I'm sorry I can't be there for you now, but I hope I can catch up...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Litchfield - Snellville, GA

“Dear Cheryl, John & Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Marguerite gave all of us wonderful memories and especially the love and...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: tom & sandi kelleher - cornville, AZ

“Dear Cheryl, John and family; I am so sorry to hear of your mom's death. I will remember our chat's as we would meet in the entrance at...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Chris-Anne (Boutot) Beaulieu - MA

“Dear Cheryl,John and family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother who brought many hours of laughter to us. As I will miss...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: kathleen stoddard - orange, MA

“Dear Cheryl and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. She will be greatly...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Renee - Athol, MA

“Dear Cheryl & family, We are so sorry for your loss. I had great times with mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya, Marie &...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Marie - Montpelier, VT


Marguerite E. Colby ORANGE- Marguerite E. (Cutter) Colby, 82, formerly of Holtshire Road, died Friday evening, June 4, 2010 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, following an illness. Born on April 15, 1928 in Ashuelot, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of Vernon and Flora (Ward) Cutter and grew up in Orange, graduating from Orange High School in 1945. As a child, her family traveled throughout the former four towns of the Quabbin Reservoir to operate lumber operations. Marguerite had gone to cosmetology school and had worked at the former Wood's Beauty Salon in Orange, as well as the former Algee's Beauty Shop. She also had done bookkeeping for Plotkin Furniture. She married Francis J. Colby in 1945 and enjoyed 47 years together at the time of his death on November 6, 1992. An Avon representative for a few years, Marguerite later became a manager and then District Manager for Avon products. During her career with Avon, she won several trips including one to Bermuda and one to Hawaii. Marguerite retired in 1988. Marguerite enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved gardening, traveling, Lake Mattawa in Orange, and had been a member of the Emblem Club. Survivors include her son, John Colby and his wife, Stephanie, of Athol; a daughter, Cheryl Kelleher and her husband, Shaun, of Orange; and grandsons, Dr. Matthew Colby of Phoenix, AZ and Ross Colby of Athol; a half brother, Ralph Cutter of Athol; and half sisters, Verna Schoen of Louisiana and Rose-Marie Longan of California. Besides her husband, Marguerite was predeceased by a sister, Doris Dirth and a brother, Thomas Cutter. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to United Way of Athol Area, or the Athol Area YMCA , both at 545 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331 Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest book and directions are available online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

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