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Richard G. Colby BARRE TOWN — Richard Glen “Dick” Colby, 89, a longtime resident of Middle Road, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Born on Oct. 10, 1930, in Topsham, he was the son of Glen and Marjorie (Miles) Colby. He attended elementary school in Topsham and graduated from Bradford Academy in 1949. He took trade school courses at the local high schools after graduation. On Aug. 27, 1955, Dick married the love of his life, Joyce Fuller, in the East Topsham Presbyterian Church. The two made their home in Topsham where they raised three wonderful children before moving to Barre Town. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joyce Colby, of Barre Town; his daughter, Mary Colby, of San Pedro, California; his two sons Richard Colby and wife Judy, of South Ryegate, and John Colby and wife Jennifer, of Litchfield, Maine; as well as five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A service to honor and celebrate Dick’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Barre Evangelical Free Church, 17 South Main St., Barre. Family and friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Later interment will take place in the Spring in the Waits River Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to the Compassion Ministry, Barre Evangelical Free Church, 17 South Main St., Barre, VT 05641-0277. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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