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.