Charles J. Colby
He was born in Webster on July 22, 1915, the son of Joseph G. and Ethel M. (Folsom) Colby. He moved to Boscawen in 1925 and later in life moved to
Charles retired in 1983 as owner of Rennie’s Taxi
Service after 40 years in
He will be greatly missed by family and his many friends.
He was a 32-year member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, a member of the Odd Fellows, and an 81-year member of the Ezekiel Webster Grange in Boscawen.
Charles enjoyed his many trips to the ocean and beaches.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy (Claxton) Colby; his brothers, Edward Colby and John Colby; and two sisters, Charlotte C. Barry and Mary C. Little.
His family includes his wife of 34 years, Pauline (LaPlante) Colby of Franklin; son Charles J. Colby Jr. and his wife, Claudette, of Sommers, Conn.; daughters Barbara Burnes and her husband, Henry, of Franklin; Margaret Hutchinson of Pensacola, Fla., stepchildren Melissa Moroni, Jason LaPlante, Jonathan LaPlante and David La- Plante; brothers James F. Colby and his fiancée, Norma Reed, of Boscawen and Robert G. Colby of Concord; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. A service will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Home with the Reverend Leonard Zecchini of the Boscawen Congregational Church officiating.
Burial will be in the spring in Franklin Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Charles may be made to the Boscawen Congregational Church, 12 High St., Boscawen NH 03303.
For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.