Obituary: Carmen M. (LaChance ) Colyer, 91

Carmen M. (LaChance ) Colyer, 91, a long time resident of Southborough died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at UMass University Medical Center in Worcester after a fall at home.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Blais who died in 2009 and the late William Colyer who passed away in 1995.

Carmen was raised in Cambridge and a homemaker until her children were older. She worked for the former Sealtest of Framingham for over 23 years before retiring in 1991. Carmen was an active member of St. Anne Church in Southborough and St. Edward Church in Derby Line, VT. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a very loyal friend. She was an avid card player and enjoyed traveling, gardening, and loved animals. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her daughters, Roberta ‘Cookie’ Colyer of Westborough; Diane Turco and her husband, Tom of Harwich; Ellen Kaiser and her husband, Timothy of Williamstown; Judy Nicholas of Marlborough; her son-in-law Michael O’Malley of Northport, NY; her siblings, Yolande Campo of Worcester; Roland LaChance and his wife, Joan of Arlington; her stepchildren, Michael Blais and his wife, Marsha of VT; Daniel Blais of VT; Ronald Blais of Washington DC; Alan Blais and his wife, Tammy of CO; Lisa Tuthill and her husband, Preston (Pret) of NH; Linda Prue of VT; Jane Thompson and her husband, Mike of Quebec; her grandchildren, Emily Lamoureux and her husband Joe; Justin Turco and his wife Tiffany; Michael, Sean, Bryan and Kevin O’Malley; Jessica Cowdrey, Nicholas Kaiser and his wife Meghan; Robert and Angela Nicholas; and 6 great grandsons.

In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her daughter Denise Colyer O’Malley ; 2 stepchildren, Rheal and Denis Blais.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday morning, July 19th from 10 to 11:30 AM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow the visiting hours at 12, Noon, at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Carmen’s memory to ‘Western Suffolk BOCES’ with the memo line ‘Denise O’Malley Scholarship Fund’ mailed to BOCES, Box 8007, Huntington Station, NY 11746

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(Obituary and photo via Morris Funeral Home)

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