, Derry, New Hampshire

October 4, 2012

Edward W. Colby, 37

Peterborough, N.H. — Edward W. Colby, 37, of Peterborough, died Friday September 28, at his residence. Mr. Colby was born June 11, 1975 in Lowell, Mass. and was a son of Wayne and Linda (Atkins) Colby. He was raised and educated in Derry, and was a 1994 graduate of Pinkerton Academy. Mr. Colby resided in Derry most of his life and had resided in Peterborough for the past four years.

Mr. Colby was employed as a machinist with Hitchiner Manufacturing of Milford, N.H. for the past four years. He enjoyed football and wrestling, body art and music. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Members of the family include his mother Linda of Derry; his wife of four years, Jocelyn (Martell) Colby of Peterborough; a son, Tristan Edward Damian Colby of Beverly, Mass.; four daughters, Rebecca A.E. Simard, Gabrielle D. Simard and Juliette K. Simard, and Cameron Jordan Colby, all of Peterborough; a brother and his wife, Michael and Elaine Boule of Manchester; two sisters, Wendy Boule of Litchfield and Heather Stewart and her husband Timothy of Derry; five nieces and nephews, Kasey Colby, Kyele Stewart, Rhyann Stewart, Michaela Boule and Johnny McKinnon. He was predeceased by his father in 2003.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be Thursday October 4 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northern NE Chapter, 175 Ammon Drive, Suite 201 Manchester, NH 03103, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. To send a condolence, or for more information, please visit