Obituary of Dr. Linwood L. Colson, III
Bangor – Dr. Linwood L. Colson, III, 75, died unexpectedly October 19, 2022 in Bangor. He was born Nov. 12, 1946 in Dover-Foxcroft, the son Linwood L. Colson, Jr. and M. Harriet (Perro) Colson.
Linwood grew up in Guilford and was a 1965 graduate of Guilford High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Maine, Orono. He moved to Ashland and taught school prior to attending the New England School of Optometry in Boston where he graduated in 1975 and began practicing in Portland. Linwood subsequently moved to Bangor practicing optometry and eventually opening his own practice near the Bangor Mall practicing for 46 years. Linwood was a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish attending St. John’s Catholic Church, Bangor. Linwood and his sister, Pamela, shared common interests and loved painting, sketching and gardening and had the good fortune of displaying their art in local shows and exhibits.
Surviving are his longtime companion, partner and friend, Nicholas J. Wood of Bangor; his sister, Pamela Colson Power of Veazie. He was predeceased by his parents and by his partner and friend, David Shoemaker and by his brother-in-law, James B. Power. Linwood was grateful for and will be remembered by his longtime dedicated employees, Melinda and Lorraine Gray and by his friend and neighbor, Bonnie McCracken.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, York St., Bangor. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer.
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Mass of Christian Burial
In Loving Memory
Dr. Linwood Colson, III
1946 - 2022
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