Annabel F. Fitzgerald Colby, 106, formerly of Westport Point, Barrington

Annabel F. Fitzgerald Colby, 106, formerly of Westport Point, Barrington


Annabel F. Fitzgerald Colby, 106, of Fall River, died November 11, 2013,  in Adams House.  She was the wife of the late George E. Colby.

Born in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Amos H. and Belle H. Kinsman Fitzgerald, she spent her youth in New Jersey and Wilder, Vt.. She and George lived in Providence, Rumford and Barrington, RI and summered at their home in Westport Harbor.  In later years they spent winters in Palm City, Fla.   Several years ago she moved to Fall River.

Mrs. Colby was treasurer of Magnetic Seal Corporation, a family owned and operated business in Warren. She was a graduate of Marjorie Webster Jr. College in Washington, DC.

She was an accomplished pianist and song writer.  She also enjoyed writing poetry, needle working and playing bridge. A golfer, she was a member of the RI Country Club and the Acoaxet Club in Westport. In addition, she was a proud member of the D.A.R., New Bedford Chapter.

She is survived by her son Richard B. Colby and his wife, Janet, of Barrington; her daughter, Marcia Truslow of Lewisburg, Penn.; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  She was the mother of the late Susan Smith and sister of the late Harold and Charles Fitzgerald.

Contributions in her memory may be made to: Adams House, 1168 Highland Ave. Fall River, MA 02720 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 174 Dean St., Taunton, MA 02780.  Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, Fall River.  Tributes:  A service and burial will be held at a later date.