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COLFORD, Peter J. 58, died suddenly Sept. 22 while playing baseball, the sport he loved. Peter was the loving son of Janet (Cowe) Colford and the late John Colford of Bridgewater. He graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham HS in 1976 and North Adams State in 1981. Peter and his previous wife and dear friend, Helen (Radziszewski) Colford, raised their son, John, in Medford, where Peter was active in youth sports. Peter was a giving man who often donated blood to Children's Hospital and served dinners to the homeless. He was an avid athlete who loved all sports, and his spirit for life was infectious. He also loved reading nonfiction, listening to classic rock and spending time with his family and many friends. He leaves behind his son, John, his mother, Janet, and his longtime loving companion Joan Negast of Medford. He was the loving brother of Jennifer Colford (Michael McCarthy), Robert Colford (Patricia), Jill Colford Schoeniger (Eric) and Steven Colford (Cristin). He was "Most Fun Uncle" of Sarah, Conor, Abby, Brady, Allison, Andrew and Matthew. He was predeceased by his trusty sidekick and beloved border collie, Kirby. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service on Tues., Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Sq., Bridgewater, followed by a burial at Mt. Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be on Mon., Sept. 26, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., BRIDGEWATER. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. For online guestbook and dir.'s visit



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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 25, 2016
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