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William Lester Colby

November 3, 1942 March 11, 2020
William Lester Colby
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HARTLAND-William Lester Colby, 77, died March 11, 2020, in Pittsfield, Maine.

A Marine of 7.5 years and veteran of the Vietnam War. Father, grandfather, and most of all, a devoted husband. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. “If it wasn’t shot or caught, you didn’t eat!”

He is survived by his wife, Laureen Sue Colby, to whom he gave the majority of his heart. A father to Philip Chute, who he never failed to be there for when a father was needed. He will be missed by his grandson, Matthew William Chute, who will proudly carry on his name in his own. A stepdaughter, Lillith T. Chute, and a grandson, Braedon F. Chute, also survive him.

No man will ever have given more life, devotion, pride, and dedication to his country, family, and those who he called friend, than Bill Colby. God is shining His light on you and we all wish we could see it!

Rest in peace, Bill (Dad), we all love you.

A private committal will be held by the family at the Village Cemetery in St. Albans.

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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

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