Mrs. Centa Colvin, 92, formally of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Ernest P. Colvin, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at her daughter's home on Cape Cod, with her loving family by her side. Born in Haimhausen, Germany she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Magdalena (Eberl) Messner. Mrs. Colvin came to the United States in 1950 with her husband and children and, proudly, became an American Citizen in 1957. She resided in Danvers for 52 years and has lived on Cape Cod with her daughter and son-in-law for the last 3 years. While in Danvers, she worked for 40 years as a sales Associate for Filene's and Macy's. She had a flair and style for fashion and was a wonderful cook and gardener and brought much happiness to her friends and family. She will be greatly missed as a sweet Mom, a loving Oma and Tante. Centa is survived by her daughter, Ernestine Pashoian and her husband, Richard of South Yarmouth, her Grandson, Alexander and his wife, Rachel of Somerville, sister Anni Past of Haimhausen, Germany and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Herbert Colvin and of late siblings in Germany, Maria, Magdalena, Martin, Theresa and Joseph. Funeral services were held graveside, privately, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers on May 16th. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Centa's name to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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Published in The Danvers Herald from May 19 to May 26, 2014
Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street Danvers, MA 01923