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John R. Colbert

August 23, 1951 June 2, 2019
John  R. Colbert
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John R. Colbert, 67, of Steele Road, died peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Born August 23, 1951 in Hartford; the son of the late Robert and Helen (Shea) Colbert. John owned and operated the longtime family business, The John J. Shea Funeral Homes with his sister, the late Mary Ellen Colbert for many years until their retirement. He was the kindest person, a gentle soul, a good friend and generous to a fault. He leaves many close friends and distant cousins. He also leaves his two beloved Papillon dogs, Bindel and Jesse James. Funeral services and burial are private at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Hartford. Memorial donations may be made to: New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance Association, 12B Greenwoods Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057. Visit an online at


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