Carmen M. (LaChance) Colyer

Born: Wed., Nov. 11, 1925
Died: Sat., Jul. 15, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Wed., Jul. 19, 2017
Location: Morris Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Wed., Jul. 19, 2017
Location: St Anne Church

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Carmen M. (LaChance ) Colyer, 91, a long time resident of Southborough died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at UMass University Medical Center in Worcester after a fall at home.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Blais who died in 2009  and the late William Colyer who passed away in 1995.

Carmen was raised in Cambridge and a homemaker until her children were older.  She worked for the former Sealtest of Framingham for over 23 years before retiring in 1991. Carmen was an active member of St. Anne Church in Southborough and St. Edward Church in Derby Line, VT.   She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a very loyal friend. She was an avid card player and enjoyed traveling, gardening, and loved animals. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Roberta ‘Cookie’ Colyer of Westborough; Diane Turco and her husband, Tom of Harwich; Ellen Kaiser and her husband, Timothy of Williamstown; Judy Nicholas of Marlborough; her son-in-law Michael O'Malley of Northport, NY; her siblings, Yolande Campo of Worcester;  Roland LaChance and his wife, Joan of Arlington; her stepchildren, Michael Blais and his wife, Marsha of VT; Daniel Blais of VT; Ronald Blais of Washington DC; Alan Blais and his wife, Tammy of CO; Lisa Tuthill and her husband, Preston (Pret) of NH; Linda Prue of VT; Jane Thompson and her husband, Mike of Quebec; her grandchildren, Emily Lamoureux and her husband Joe; Justin Turco and his wife Tiffany; Michael, Sean, Bryan and Kevin O’Malley; Jessica Cowdrey, Nicholas Kaiser and his wife Meghan; Robert and Angela Nicholas; and 6 great grandsons.

In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her daughter Denise Colyer O’Malley ; 2 stepchildren, Rheal and Denis Blais.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday morning, July 19th from 10 to 11:30 AM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow the visiting hours at 12, Noon, at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough.  Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Carmen's memory to 'Western Suffolk BOCES' with the memo line 'Denise O’Malley Scholarship Fund'  mailed to      BOCES,  Box 8007, Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Maryjayne Carey
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She had a good long life and is now at eternal peace. She was so fortunate to have you and your devoted care. You provided her with the best care possible, for which I'm sure she was very grateful. I will miss seeing her at the 5:00 p.m. mass on Saturdays and how she used to hit me on the shoulder when she passed by on her way to her own seat. She will remain in our hearts and prayers.

With all of our sincere sympathy to you and your entire family,

Maryjayne and John Carey

Dan O'Malley
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
We are deeply sorry for your loss - Carmen always felt like a part of our extended family. Her infectious smile and green thumb led the way! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Best and kindest regards,

Dan and Kim O'Malley and family

Jennifer and Jim Barney
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Colyer family - We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was strong and spunky and raised some strong, independent women. She will be missed and thought of often.
Take care!

Jennifer, Jim, Shane, and Zach

Jane Blais
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Mike and Jane

Maureen Walsh Dalton
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
So sorry to hear about Your Mom.
Maureen Walsh Dalton

Christine Gravel
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Auntie Carmen's passing, you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Donna and William Fields
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Dear Cookie, Diane, Ellen and Judy,

We send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person and mother. Your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Donna and Bill Fields and Family