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Carol May Colby
Carol May Colby

June 21, 1929 - March 31, 2017
Born in Amesbury, MA
Resided in Exeter, NH


Carol May Colby, 87, died March 31, 2017 at the Exeter Center, Exeter, NH.

She was born June 21, 1929 in Amesbury, MA., Daughter of the late Harold and Evelyn M. (Taylor) Dudley.

Carol was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Wesley H. Colby Jr. who died July 7, 2005. Carol married Wesley September 3, 1949 and they were longtime residents of East Kingston and Exeter, NH. She was a devoted homemaker to her family and longtime caretaker for Wes who had multiple sclerosis. Carol enjoyed cooking and in her younger years playing bingo.

She is survived by 3 sons and their wives. Keith and Janice Colby of Exeter NH, Scott Colby and Peggy Atwell of Hillsborough NH and Dwayne and Beth Colby of Jacksonville FL. 6 Grandchildren, Ashley, Kimberly, Alana, Zack, Brook and Jared. 8 great-grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and David Chase, 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

There are no calling hours.

Private graveside services will be held at Exeter Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Carol's Life at the home of Keith and Janice.

Thank you to all the staff at Exeter Center for your care and kindness to Mom during her stay there.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 25 Nashua Rd., Unit#3, Londonderry, NH 03053

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