Constance E. (Cook) Colby, 60

Jul 31, 2012

Constance E. (Cook) Colby, 60, of Swanville, passed away July 31, 2012, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. She was born June 8, 1952, in Thorndike, the daughter of Melvin and Caroline B. Cook.

Connie worked many years at Ames. She also worked at the shoe factory, MBNA, Bayview Manor and many other places. Connie enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her father, Melvin P. Cook, and daughter, Candy Furbush; her in-laws, Russell Sr. and Violet Colby.

Connie is survived by her husband of 26 years, Donald L. Colby; beloved children Kelly and Philip Walsh of Knox, Jarrod and Dawn Cook of Lincolnville; stepchildren, Michael Colby of Swanville, Sherry Colby of Belfast; her mother, Caroline Cook, of Swanville; her siblings, Melvin and Allison Cook of Virginia, Steve, Regina Pelletier of Gardiner, Preston Cook of Waterville, Maryann Everett of Florida, Terry and Tammy Cook of Swanville, Linda Cook of Belfast and Patrick and Jennifer Cook of Swanville; her in-laws, Marie and Bob Knowlton, of Belfast, Norman and Beulah Colby of Swanville, Russell Jr. and Millie Colby of Belfast, Stanley and Esther Colby of Swanville; her grandchildren, Matthew, Kelsie, Katylin, Shay, Ashleigh, Candy, Jasmine, Tyler, Dylan, Tiara; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, from 2-4 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Field Street, Belfast. A very special thank-you to the Oncology Department at Waldo County Hospital.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at

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