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Royden Greenleaf Colby Jr.

December 13, 1934January 9, 2020

Royden Greenleaf “Bud” Colby, age 85, formerly of Mansfield, MA, passed away peacefully at his home in Oak Island, NC, on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Born on Westport Island, ME, on December 13, 1934, he was the youngest and last surviving child of the late Royden and Florence Colby. Bud was raised on Westport until his family moved to Massachusetts. After graduating from Foxboro High School in 1952, Bud met and married his beloved Priscilla and they raised their family on Hall Street in Mansfield, MA. He cherished his family and home and enjoyed deer hunting in Maine, fishing at Cape Cod, and camping throughout New England. He also loved sports and was a devoted New England Patriots fan.

Bud was an excellent finished carpenter and for several years worked with his brother, Norris, and his father, building homes. He went on to become Facilities Manager at Princess House until his retirement in 2004. Upon retirement, Bud and Priscilla moved to Oak Island, NC, to be closer to their children. He continued to enjoy camping in the Smoky Mountains area for several years and his dog Missy was always at his side.

He is survived by Priscilla to whom he was wed for 64 years, and by his four children: Donna Morin (Ray) of Oak Island; Brian (Lei) of Whiteville, NC; Mark (Gina) of Leland, NC; and Kenneth (Lisa) of Shallotte, NC. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held this spring/summer on Westport Island.

Condolences may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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Debbie Brown

January 15, 2020

I am heartbroken to hear of Uncle Bud’s passing. It’s so hard to believe he was the last one to go.. I remember so many fun times with Uncle Bud in my childhood years. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you all..


Sean McGinley

January 12, 2020

So sorry to hear the loss of MR. Colby, he was a great man. Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Colby Family.
My Sincerest Sympathy,
Sean McGinley

George Kelly

January 12, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Colby family for the loss of Mr. Colby. I greatly admired what a devoted father he was.

Michael Hartford

January 11, 2020

I have fond memories of the years I lived a few houses down the street from the Colby's. My sincerest condolences to the entire Colby family. RIP Mr. Colby.

Kelly Young (Conlon)

January 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Colby. My condolences are with the entire family.