Joseph Colombo of Lowell, MA
He was the husband of the late Barbara Colombo who died April 9, 2013.
Born in Winthrop, MA on August 31, 1933, he was a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Colombo. Joe grew up in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1951. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lowell Technical Institute.
During the Korean War, He served aboard the USS Brownson DD868.
Joe worked as a Mechanical Engineer for many years before retiring in 2004 from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Detachment in Boston. He was an entrepreneur, who loved spending time with family and travelling to Hawaii.
He was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell and member of the National Association of Destroyer Veterans.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, Michael and Nancy Colombo of Newbury, MA and Stephen and Frances Colombo of Kingston, NH; his daughter and her wife, Cheryl Colombo and Glynn Gallagher of Lowell, MA; two sisters, Maryann Gray and Catherine and her husband Donald Denomme all of Lowell; a brother in-law, Howard Williamson Jr. of Pottstown, PA; three step grandchildren, Ryan Sparks, Nyla Adams and Noel Dionne; five nieces, Margaret (Gray) Palmer, God daughter, Catherine (Gray) Marcangelo, Marybeth (Gray) Sherrin, Anna (Gray) May and Lisa Lemke Cloud; three nephews, William Gray Jr., Keith Williamson and John Williamson and many great nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Anthony "Tony" Colombo who died in February of 2014.
Visiting hours Thursday 3 to 7 P.M. in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD,MA . Funeral Friday at 11:00 a.m. from the Funeral Home with a 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Mass at St. Margaret’s Church Stevens St. Lowell. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. For those that wish memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 Or The Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923 . ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.