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John R. “Bob” Colcord

GROVELAND: John R. “Bob” Colcord, 85, passed away
Wednesday evening, December 13th, at The Oxford
Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility in Haverhill surrounded by
his family.

Born in Melrose, John was a resident of Groveland for 58
years, a past member of the Groveland Congregational Church,
and had served on the Groveland Planning Board. Prior to
retirement he owned and operated Colcord & Son Construction
Equipment in Rowley, MA. He was a member of the Royal Arch
Mason of Massachusetts, and served in the Navy during WW11
and Korea being stationed in Iceland.

For twenty-one years Bob was an active volunteer on the
Groveland Fire Department serving as Captain for nine years
prior to retiring. For all special department friends “do
you know where you’re going?”

He enjoyed life to the fullest. His interests included;
sailing, playing golf, traveling, summer home at Lake
Winnipesaukee, and many years in Lake Worth Florida during
the winter months. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time
with his family.

Besides his loving wife Shirlee, of sixty years, he is
survived by his sons; Peter Colcord and his wife Rhonda of
Mountain View, CA, John Colcord and his wife Vicki of
Hampstead, NH, two daughters; Linda Powell and her husband
Larry of Groveland, Beth Platts and her husband Bob of
Groveland, eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to the calling hours
Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home,
148 Main Street, Haverhill. Monday’s funeral will be
private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Groveland
Firefighters Assoc., 181 Main Street, Groveland, MA 01834.

 

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