Shirley M. Colburn

November 12, 1928 -

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Obituaries » Shirley M. Colburn

Shirley Mae (Perkins) Colburn was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Willimantic, Connecticut, to Howard and Marjorie Perkins. On Aug. 13, 1948, she married Harvey Colburn Jr. They began their life together in Connecticut but Harvey’s job as a Beacon Feed salesman and store manager soon took them all over northern New England. During this time, their three children, David, Kathy and Karen, were born. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and extended family. Shirley will long be remembered and respected as a stereotypical, staunch New Englander – honest, moral, loyal and strong in her beliefs. She was a steward of the land who tried to save every sapling and flower bulb. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Shirley’s memory to the Shirley Colburn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hazen Union, c/o MaryKate Crum, P.O. Box 368, Hardwick, VT 05843; or Hardwick Emergency Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 837, Hardwick, VT 05843. Funeral services will be planned and announced at a later date. The des Groseilliers Funeral Home is in care of arrangements and memories/condolences may be conveyed at

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