Mary V. Colo

OCALA, Fla. — Mary Virginia Colo, 88, formerly of Orange, Mass., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at North Florida Regional Medical Center with family at her side.

She was born in Montaque, on Dec. 13, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Stenard and attended local schools, graduating from Turners Falls High School in 1947.

She married Joseph Colo in May 1961 and lived and raised her family in Orange, until moving to Ocala, Fla., in 1979. She was a retired dental receptionist.

Mary enjoyed traveling and spending time with the family and relatives, sewing, knitting and was an avid reader.

Mary was very active in the local Moose Lodge in Ocala holding various leadership offices and earned her red cap. She was a devout Catholic.

Mary is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph Colo; a son, Steven Daniel Colo (Donna) of Ocala, Fla.; daughter, Joann Beth Baugher; and two grandchildren, Ross Baugher and Sarah Baugher of Port Orange; and daughter, Terri Louise Rogers (Kenneth) of Pipersville, Pa. 

Services will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala, Fla., on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m. 

Burial will be held at a later date in Orange.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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