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COLBERT, Edward J. Of Topsfield, age 58, Sept. 1st, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family following a year-long battle with cancer. He faced his illness as he lived his life: with an indomitable spirit and an unfailingly positive attitude. Edward always said he was the luckiest man in the world because he was blessed with such a supportive and loving family. His family will say they were blessed with the model of a man who lived his life to the fullest. He is survived by his daughter, Michaela (Shayla) Whitney Colbert of Boston, his sons, Andrew (Andre) N. Colbert of Boston, Matthew (Mattieu) Edward Colbert of Topsfield & Kenneth (Kenny K) Karas of N. Y., N. Y., his father, Edward M. Colbert and his partner Beverly Simpson of Marblehead, his brothers, Michael Colbert of France, Stephen Colbert & his wife Bethany of Manchester, John Colbert & his wife Luann of Norwood & Joseph Colbert & his wife Jean of Carlisle, his nieces & nephews, Stephanie, Michael, James, Tate, Kelsey, Keith, Kimberly and Jennifer & many extended family & friends. His funeral service will be held in the Congregational Church of Topsfield, East Common St., Topsfield, Saturday, Sept. 10th at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) DANVERS, Friday, Sept 9th from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Edward's memory to the Swim Across America, 30 Bullard Street, Suite 100, Walpole, MA, 02081 or to Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport, P.O. Box 139, Killington, VT., 05751. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit odonnellfuneralservice.com O'Donnell Funeral, Cremation & Memorial Service Danvers & Salem 978-774-6600

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 8, 2016
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