Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home

645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL


Colleen Marie DUGAS

September 24, 1938May 4, 2020

Colleen Marie Dugas, formerly of Winter Haven, FL and currently of Kissimmee, FL passed peacefully May 4, 2020 after a long illness. Colleen was a register nurse at Cypress Gardens and Winter Haven Hospital for many years. She was the wife of Gene Trudell, Harold Dean Breland and Paul Clement Dugas, who all predeceased her. Additionally, she was predeceased by her sons, Daniel (widow, Teresa) Trudell, Dennis Trudell and Donald Trudell. She will be sadly missed by her children, Donna (Dennis) Silva, Duane (Dawn) Trudell, Denise Trudell and Deana Breland; sister, Lenore (Louis) Osko; brother, Donald Shoemaker; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren who will miss not having their “GG” in their lives. Colleen will also be missed by her friends at Cypress Cove.


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Doug Silva

May 15, 2020

We will miss you Grandma! Wish you got to meet Theodore.

Tyne Evans

May 13, 2020

You will forever hold a special spot in my heart.

Tyne Evans

May 13, 2020

Donna Silva

May 13, 2020

If ever a child needed a fierce protector in life our Mom was it, she would go to any length to help her children with anything that they needed. She always thought of what she hoped they would achieve in their lives and how she could help them do it. This she did with love and grace as she always did for the people she loved. Her strength was something to be in awe of, although she lost three husbands and three of her sons she wanted to live on and meet her two new great grandsons. She did get to meet Kayden but sadly did not get to meet Theodore and future greatgrandchildren. Her life was full and she lived it on her own terms and with great joy and love, the world will be more dim without her light.
Throughout these last month's of her life all she wanted was to go home, her daughter Denise was always there for her.
Mom you are now safely home to rest and will always be our guiding light,
Love always and forever,
Your firstborn daughter Donna


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