Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Colleen A. Bazillian

June 3, 1946June 28, 2020

Colleen A. Bazillian, age 74, passed away on June 28, 2020.

Born on June 3, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Burke) Way. Colleen graduated from Lynn Classical High School, graduating with the Class of 1965, and then went on to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Union Hospital.

In her free time, Colleen was a member of the Lynn YMCA, a past board member of the Board of Directors of King’s Lynne, and an active communicant of Sacred Heart Parish in Lynn. She loved taking trips to the casino and New Hampshire. The eldest of all her siblings, Colleen loved to bear the role of leader. She was infamous for her poems; gifts she would write to loved ones suffering through hard times. She will be remembered for her vivacious and feisty attitude. Her family will hold tight the memories of cookouts, celebrations, and her notorious Easter Egg hunt.

Surviving Collen is her former husband Walter Bazillian, her two daughters Tammy Chance and her husband Jason of Iowa, and Rhonalie Anderson and her husband William of Florida; her siblings Thomas Way of Lynn, Mark Way of Lynn, Charlene Sturgis and her husband John of Rowley, Maureen McDonough of Lynn, Donna Way of Lynn, Alice Rosales of FL, Sharon Chenet of Iowa, and Cathy Magner and her husband James of Lynn; her grandchildren, Nicole, Larissa, Brittany, Adam, Braydon, Abigail, Maggie, and Liam; her many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Colleen was the beloved mother of the late William Bazillian.

Arrangements: Friends and family are invited to call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA, on Thursday, July 9th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


9 July

Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street
Lynn, Massachusetts 01904


Colleen A. Bazillian

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Jayne (O'Connor) Ghizzoni

July 7, 2020

So sorry to hear about Colleen's passing. I have not seen her in years but I have very fond memories of her from many family gatherings. I will remember her smile and how she always made me laugh. My sympathy,prayers and love to her entire family.

Louise Hoyt

July 4, 2020

Colleen was a great friend . We shared a lot of great times together. Loved going to the casino with her and her mother. She will definitely be missed

Bob and Rose Burk

July 4, 2020

Our condolences to the entire Way family. Because of the size of your immediate and extended family, I’m sure you’ll have many wonderful memories to last for generations.
Aunt Rose and Uncle Bob

Nick and Nancy Burke

July 4, 2020

We hadn’t seen Colleen for a while but we will always remember her loving personality and great sense of humor. Our condolences to her children, grand-children and the entire Way family. Rest in Peace, Colleen - Love, Uncle Nick and Aunt Nancy

Sandi Way

July 4, 2020

I havent seen Colleen in quite some time but have many wonderful memories of her , her sisters, and my Aunt Esther,,,, I remember her smiling face and her kindness when my mom passed away. With caring thoughts and love to her family,,, Sandi

Connie Shea

July 4, 2020

My Condolences to you Walter Rhona and Tammy , Colleen was a wonderful Mother and wife she love you all..Iam going to miss her sense of humor we had alot a laughs together , it took years to understand her sense humor but will hold all the good memories of her in my heart forever...Love Connie

Kathie Mullen Slowey

July 3, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Colleen was a great person. You always knew where you stood with her good or bad she always told you like it was!!! I wasn’t really a blood relative but I always consider the Way family my cousins, I loved auntie Easter and uncle Charlie and all you siblings. I have some wonderful memories with your family. May she Rest In Peace.

Charlene & John Sturgis

July 1, 2020

So sorry about the loss of Colleen. Both to Rhôna & Tammy stay strong & all our love, Charlene & John

Maureen McDonough

July 1, 2020

Tammy, Rhona, Walter and families I'm glad I was able to spend special days with my sister Colleen going out to eat and playing Yahtzee and just talking and laughing about our years growing up. Connie and I are sad we didn't get another chance to see her. I will remember her always with love. Maureen