Peter D. Colburn ’54

Peter D. Colburn ’54 died on February 3, 2019, in Hingham, Massachusetts. 

(The following was published in The Boston Globe on February 5, 2019:)

Peter Danforth Colburn, of Hingham, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the age of 86.

Peter was born on November 20, 1932, in Natick. Husband of Louise Colburn, father of Peter D Colburn Jr., and Thomas H Colburn. Grandfather of Lindsay, Kelly, Emma and Matthew Colburn.

Peter grew up in Walpole, Mass. Currently living in Hingham, he previously lived in Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine, and Stoughton, Mass. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1954, and attended graduate school at Babson College. Employed by J.E. Gould of Portland, Maine, and Gilman Bros., Dorchester, Mass., as a credit manager.

Peter was a devoted husband, father, and family man. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends on Great Island in Harpswell, Maine, where he felt most at home. Peter spent many enjoyable years in retirement traveling through Europe and the Caribbean with Louise.

He enjoyed volunteering in the community, serving as a town meeting representative in Stoughton, Mass., the Harpswell Planning Board, and was especially proud of helping to lead the effort to build a new facility for the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick. He served on the vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church in Stoughton and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

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