Rita E. Colby


Rumford – Rita E. Colby, 66, of Martin Road, Rumford, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 2, at Rumford Hospital.

She was born in Rumford, on Feb. 11, 1940, a daughter of Joseph and Leona (Cormier) Potvin. She attended St. John’s School and Stephens High School. She was married to Robert C. Colby on June 18, 1966. Together they celebrated many wonderful years together. She loved all animals, especially her two collies, Molly and Lady.

She was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church. She was a homemaker all of her life and loved working with her flowers. She will be sadly missed by all her neighbors.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert C. Colby of Rumford; a sister, Clair Cloutier and husband, Raymond, of Lewiston; two brothers, David Potvin and wife, Kathy, of Hampstead, N.H., Raymond Potvin and companion, Patty, of Norway; nieces, Lisa and Christine, and Beth and Lauren; and nephews, Matthew, Joseph and Jonathan.

She was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Marie and Theresa Potvin.