BENSALEM, Pa. - Arthur M. Colby, 68, of Bensalem, a Nashua, N.H., native and formerly of Litchfield, N.H., died at his home, Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, 2013, after a brief illness.
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Born in Nashua on June 20, 1944, he was a son of the late James T. Jr. and Rosaleen C. (Mason) Colby.
During his youth Arthur resided in Litchfield, N.H., and was a graduate of Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester, N.H., class of 1962.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Colby served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.
He continued his education at the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1973, and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he earned his juris doctor in 1976.
A resident of Pennsylvania since the 1970s, Arthur began his career as a lawyer and later worked for the federal government as an administrative judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Philadelphia for several years until he retired in 2000.
An avid reader, Arthur also enjoyed traveling and was a Philadelphia Phillies fan. Mr. Colby was a charter member of the Litchfield Historical Society.
Members of his family include two sisters, Carrie Rose Colby and her husband, Brian O'Neil of Litchfield, N.H., and Marion R. Colby of Philadelphia, Pa.; three nephews, Thomas Jeffrey Colby and James Samuel Colby, both of Nashua, N.H., and David Arthur Colby of Philadelphia; his aunt, Eunice V. Lalmond of Nashua, N.H., and several cousins. In addition to his parents, Arthur was predeceased by two brothers, James T. Colby III and Thomas S. Colby.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua, N.H., on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, Spring Street, Nashua, N.H., Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Litchfield, N.H. Friends are invited to attend and will gather at the church. Donations may be made to the Litchfield Historical Society, 168 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield 03052.
Arrangements are in the care of the Farwell Funeral Service, (603) 882-0591, www.farwellfuneral.com.
Farwell Funeral Service, Inc.
18 Lock Street
Nashua, NH 03060-2218
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 25, 2013