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949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541
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Evelyn Colby

Evelyn Colby

Saturday, December 24th, 1927 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Evelyn N. Peaslee Gaboury Colby, 92, died July 30, 2020 at Gray Birch Long Term Care in Augusta. She was born December 24, 1927 in Somerville to Guy F. Peaslee and Leola Benner Peaslee. Evelyn grew up in Somerville working with her family in the woods, raking blueberries and picked potatoes in Aroostook County. She went to school until the war started.

She worked as a supervisor for Sylvania in Massachusetts. She also ran a second hand shop in Boston buying and selling furniture to college students. She moved back to Maine to work at Digital in Augusta, and lastly at Cianbro as a cleaning technician. She retired in Chelsea.

In her spare time she enjoyed being a professional lawn sale collector. She spent most of her time at Montsweag flea market. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing bingo and scratch tickets. In 1955, she shot one of the biggest bucks in the state of Maine, weighing in at 217 pounds. She also was legendary race car driver at Unity Speedway in the Powder Puff Division. Evelyn was well known as a strong person who had a heart of gold, and would help anyone in need.

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Robert, Harold, Fred, Forest, Douglas, Aubrey, Freeman, and Richard Peaslee; sister, Frances Conley.

She is survived by her sons, Gabe Gaboury and his wife Ann of Chelsea, William Colby of Waterville, Alton Colby of Edgecomb, David Colby of Gardiner, and Bryan Colby and his wife Kate of Boothbay;
daughter, Leola Colby of Lewiston; sisters, Myra Cook of Florida and Marion Asdot of Wiscasset; brothers, Lawrence Peaslee and his wife Eleanor of Boothbay Harbor and Guy Peaslee, Jr. of Boothbay;
sister-in-law’s, Sandra Peaslee of Boothbay, Marylou Peaslee of Wiscasset, and Eleanor Peaslee of Boothbay Harbor; 19 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 5 great, great grandchildren.

A graveside service with social distancing will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th at the Fairview Cemetery in Jefferson.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro,
Maine. Condolences for the family may be shared on Evelyn’s Book of Memories at
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    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Fairview Cemetery
    Route 126
    JEFFERSON, ME 04348
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  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    Jefferson, ME 0434


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Doris Nadeau

Posted at 01:18pm
I remember going to Evelyn's and spending the weekend playing with her kids. And her kids coming to our house for sleepovers. I went with my dad to Maine a few times to visit. She was a strong had working woman and I have allot of wonderful memories of our families together. R.I.P Evelyn we will always love and miss you ❤️

Edward Chatterton

Posted at 02:31am
My Condolences for all family and friends of Evelyn she was a wonderful person, she will be very much missed.
I remember all the fun I had when I was a child going to visit the Colbys in Somerville, I always had fun, we did sleep overs on weekends, Evelyn and my mom Mary, would be drinking their coffee sombreros and Guy and my dad Edward would be drinking Seagrams and ginger, all 4 of them would be up all night drinking and playing cards. Evelyn was a great worker, she and guy worked with my dad at Knowlton Iron Works, and my dad told me Evelyn could out work the 2 of them. At one time Evelyn was staying with me and my dad, for a short time and on weekends we would loadup her van and go to the Revere Flea Market she loved selling at the flea markets. She liked my parents, they would go up to visit Evelyn and stay for a month at a time, they would go to Beano every night they were there.
The last time I saw Evelyn was when I was on vacation in Palermo, I drove over to Gabes house where Evelyn and my dad were staying. we all went out to eat, then went we to a Beano, we had a great time I think she won that nite. So many great memories.
I am so sorry to hear of her passing, I am married and have 2 son, I have been meaning to get in touch with her and bring my family up to meet and visit her, I'm sure they would have loved her, but life and time has gone by so fast, I really wish I had taken the time and gone and visited her. Thoughts and prayers

Kathy Brann

Posted at 01:52pm
Evelyn was one of my favorite Shaws customers.She was always smiling!Had a joke or to for me everytime!I retired in March so hadn't seen her.Gabe her son would fill me in when I asked about his Mom.Rest in peace ❤Kathleen M.Brann

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Posted at 05:06pm
Lots of fun with auntie evelyn all the places she live my special auntie god bless all the cook out cards worning talking ect

Linda Liscomb Posted at 06:25am

Sending my sincere sympathy with special memories of Aunt Evelyn 💞. May she be together with my Mom & her sister, Frances 💐

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