Geoffrey G. Colby
Geoffrey G. Colby, 54, of Warren, Vt., passed away peacefully on August 3, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Colby of Marshfield, Mass., and his sister, Treena Colby of Vashon, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife, Liisa Laaspere Colby, in 2018, and his father, Lawrence Colby of Lake Worth, Fla., in 2011. Geoff grew up in Marshfield and was heavily involved in the music department during high school. He was selected to join the Marshfield High School jazz band and travelled to Paris with them and was also the drum major for the marching band. He graduated Marshfield High School in 1985. He then graduated from The Newman School in Boston in 1986 and attended Bridgewater State University. Geoff then worked on the M/V Sea Quest tuna fishing. After his stint of fishing, he moved to Boston, where he worked in facilities management for Mike Moscow Realty and the Prudential Center. Geoff met Liisa Laaspere on the Boston MBTA subway in 1998, and they married in Key West, Fla., in February 2000. After a few years of living in Jamaica Plain, Mass., they moved to Waitsfield, Vt., where they custom built a home in the beautiful Mad River Valley. Geoff became a painting contractor, and they travelled extensively before Liisa passed away from ALS in 2018. Geoff then lived near Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt., as well as in Scituate, Mass. Geoff was an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as a Commander of the General Henry Knox Color Guard in Massachusetts. He was also a member of both the Daniel Webster Lodge of Marshfield Masons as well as the Mad River Lodge of Waitsfield Masons. Services will be private.
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Sep. 4, 2021.
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I am very sorry to hear about Geoffrey's passing. I had worked with liisa for yrs and met Geoffrey many times. Please accept my condolences. Sincerely, Billy McCaughey Lowell,MA
Billy mccaughey
October 6, 2021
Geoff was a friend and mentor to me. Dan Kraft, President, Boston Chapter, SAR
Dan Kraft
September 10, 2021
Commander Geoffrey; we in the old Guard are extremely sad at your passing! My best memories with you included Liisa at the 2004 Boston Massacre; and the 2000 and 2016 National Congresses in Boston. May we meet again at that campfire in the Sky.
Allan Van Wert
Friend
September 6, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Geoff's family. We will cherish the memories of happy times with Geoff and Liisa. Both have been taken too soon. May they rest in peace together. Jack & Sheila
Sheila Manning
September 6, 2021
Jeff I just opened an email so saddened to have read it I always enjoyed seeing you at the events Bunker Hill, fort Griswold, fort number 4, a cold pint at the warrants tavern after the Bunker Hill monument ceremony, rest in peace brother compatriot You did a lot while you were here and I am proud to have stood by your side. Michael C Chuckta, ctssar.
Michael Chuckta
Friend
September 6, 2021
This comes as such a shock ! I guess it has been a while since we had talked and had planned to get together soon. Soon should never be put off. We did a lot together with the SAR and the Fort at #4 .
richard c. wright
Friend
September 6, 2021
The Connecticut Line CTSSAR Color Guard and all those that knew Liisa and Geoffrey will always honor their memory. They both participated in many patriotic events we attended over the years. This obituary does not mention that Geoffrey was also a member of the Colonial Wars Society. RIP Geoff & Liisa, together again for eternity
Dan Dudley, CTSSAR Color Guard
Friend
September 6, 2021
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