Wayne C. Colson
Rockland — Wayne C. "Bunky" Colson, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Sussman House in Rockport, following an extended period of declining health.
Born in Rockland Jan. 21, 1952, he was the son of Edward E. Sr. and Flora M. Roscoe Colson.
Always a hard worker, Bunky worked many years with the Rockland Cemetery Association, as well as various other jobs, including F.J. O’Hara & Son Seafood and North Lubec Canning. For more than 15 years, he served as a volunteer firefighter with the Rockland Fire Department. In earlier years, he often worked with his father taking down buildings to reclaim the lumber.
One of Bunky’s greatest joys was working his Main Street bottle route. He also enjoyed attending any musical events.
Other than his parents, Bunky was predeceased by a brother, LaForest; and a sister, Joan. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Lima, her husband and two granddaughters, Andrea Lima and Casey Lima, all of New Hampshire; three brothers, Wesley Colson of Rockland, Eugene Colson and his wife, Lista, Terry Colson Sr. and his wife, Cindy, all of Thomaston; five sisters, Betty Colson, Cindy Colson, Ruth Ann Mossman and her husband, Vernard, all of Rockland, Priscilla Demmons and her husband, Gerald, of Warren, and Lois Wentworth of Newcastle; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Seaview Cemetery, Waldo Avenue, Rockland. Pastor Richard Catalano will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sussman House, c/o Pen Bay Health Care Foundation, 22 White St. Rockland, ME 04841 or Rockland Fire Department, 118 Park St., Rockland, ME 04841.
To share a memory or story with Bunky’s family, visit his online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.