Mary Colby

03/08/2011 12:50 PM |

Mary Colby of Riverhead died March 3 at the Westhampton Care Center. She was 98.

She was born Aug. 2, 1912, in Dupont, Pa., to Johann and Maria Seftic and was a high school graduate. She married Leon Newton Colby Jr. and was a homemaker for most of her adult life, living for over 50 years on the North Fork, first in Aquebogue and later in Riverhead.

She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church of Riverhead, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. According to family, Ms. Colby loved to read and enjoyed memorizing long verses of poetry.

She is survived by her daughter, Janice Cobas of Riverhead; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and, in 1994, by her son, Scott.

Arrangements are in the care of Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 10:45 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery. Interment will follow at the cemetery.

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  • Any humans involved?

  • Free him? Send him upstate where he will run into real gangsters that think he has a pretty mouth. You kids out here, given the opportunity for education and to live in a beautiful community… and there you go, quit school or barely graduate. No guidance, no job, no meaning, no direction. There are places in this world, MANY MANY places… where minority men and women excel in school and social responsibility. Becoming Dr’s, Lawyers, Mail Men, or simply men. That pay their own rent. Take care of their own kids. And love their wife. YOU guys can do it to. It all lies in education. NOT roaming around a town of 2000 people selling crap dime bags and carrying a 22 (unloaded because you have no job to pay for bullets). Want to know where you will be in 10 years? Look at your current role models. Want to know if your going to make it in life? Just look at your friends.

    But for now tough guys, get some jobs and give your mom some rent money every now and then. If you cant do that then take that 22 and put it to the side of your head. Save us taxpayers from paying your WIC and Section 8. Pull twice. One for you and one for me. THANKS! GOD BLESS.

  • It’s funny how you say “It all lies in education”, right after making a grammatical error. Did YOUR education teach you the difference between to, too, and two?

  • hmmm Another Lawrence in the paper this week. This family keeps the Police busy!!

  • Listen up gobhelpus you dont know him so I think you should shut your mouth, or do you want some gansters to hop on that pretty little behind of yours. He does not have a gun, he’s a good person and every one loves him, so you can keep reading lies like a dumby you are ok. People lie because they just have nothing to do, but mess with people who has lives now all I have to say is this I BS and…….PS free snoop we love you broski.

  • Listen up gobhelpus you dont know him so I think you should shut your mouth, or do you want some gansters to hop on that pretty little behind of yours. He does not have a gun, he’s a good person and every one loves him, so you can keep reading lies like a dumby you are ok. People lie because they just have nothing to do, but mess with people who has lives now all I have to say is this I BS and…….PS free snoop we love you broski.

  • Yea I like how people wanna talk about someone that never even been out here until now and the lawrence is a good fam. But just because someone in the newspaper one time everyone wanna start talking about the them like they knew him for years.