Eva M. Colson

PITTSFIELD — Eva M. Colson, 82, died peacefully Nov. 15, 2010, at the Sebasticook Valley Health Care Facility, Pittsfield. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Harris and Josephine (Mushero) Colson.


She moved to Fitchburg, Mass., in 1950 and worked at the former Foster-Grant Sunglass Co. in Leominster, Mass., for 39 years until she retired Aug. 19, 1990, and moved to her home in Pittsfield with her beloved friend, Gloria Cote, where they enjoyed their retirement working on their home, in their flower gardens, and doing yard work. She loved to play the organ and did so any chance she had. She also enjoyed baking biscuits for her friends. Eva was a devoted Catholic and became a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church immediately after moving to Pittsfield. Her kind and philanthropic nature made it important for her to donate to many organizations throughout her life, especially those that supported children and the less fortunate.

Eva has four siblings, Barbara Sargent, Geraldine Leary, Arthur Colson and Howard Colson. She was predeceased by her dear friend, Gloria Cote, Aug. 21, 1999. She is remembered by close friends, Philip and Diane Melanson, Royden and Rena Hodgins, Roland and Allison Salisbury, Alfred and Mildred Bachrach, Florence Stockwell, Caroline Hart, and the staff at the SVHCF, Pittsfield, and many members of St. Agnes. She was a devoted friend and will be sadly missed by all her knew her.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Father Kent Ouellette officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Ellsworth. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.

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