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Jean Frances (Norton) Colfer

June 9, 1936 ~ June 14, 2019 (age 83)

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Brunswick – Jean F. (Norton) Colfer, 83, formerly of Bath, passed away at her residence at Avita, a Memory Care Community in Brunswick, on June 14, 2019.  Jean was born in Bath on June 9, 1936, the daughter of Jessie (Colby) & Francis (Mike) Norton.  She grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School.  After graduating, she worked at the Bath Memorial Hospital before going to work at Bath Iron Works.  While working at BIW, she met Robert D. Colfer.  The couple married on July 21, 1962 and resided in Augusta for four years before moving to Bath in July of 1966.  After raising her family, Jean went back to work for Dr. John VanOrden & Richard Guistra till she retired.

Jean loved to knit, read, do her morning crossword puzzles and take walks with her sister, Nancy. 

Jean was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Edith Owens & Nancy Richter; her husband, Robert; her twin sons, Patrick & Michael; and a daughter, Margaret (Colfer) Adams.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann (Colfer) Richardson and husband, Barry; sons, Robert C of Bath, David and wife Monique of Lisbon Falls, John and wife Heather of Woolwich, Peter and wife Melissa of Feeding Hills, MA, Daniel and wife Christine of Portland, Ct, and son-in-law Michael Adams of Lisbon; her sister, Susan Franzosa of Plymouth, MA; grandchildren, Paul & wife Nicole Richardson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Patrick Richardson of Swampscot, MA, Maxwell, Rowan & Harry Colfer of Woolwich, Corey Colfer of Bath and Sean & Anna Colfer of Feeding Hills, MA; two great grandchildren, Caroline and Ella Richardson of Myrtle Beach, SC, and many nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00am at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rt 202 (Western Ave), Manchester, Maine for those who would like to attend. 

In lieu of flowers for Jean, please donate to your favorite charity.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Avita of Brunswick for the great care they gave mom.

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Graveside Service
July 13, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
Western Ave
Manchester, ME 04351

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