Gary R. Colson

October 23, 1959 - July 8, 2020
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Gary R. Colson, 60, of Ludlow, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  Son if the late Edwin and Eva Colson, Gary was born in Ludlow October 23, 1959.  A lifelong resident, he was a graduate of Ludlow High School.  Gary worked for Sweet Life Foods and Keebler for many years. Gary loved his vintage Mustang and spending time with friends at car meets.

Gary is survived by his brother Edwin “Gus” Colson Jr. and his wife Toni; his godchild Michelle Roberts and her husband Jeff and their son Jacob and his companion Judy Gagnon as well as many friends.

A graveside service for Gary will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Island Pond Cemetery. Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1277 Main St., Springfield, MA 01103 or the Dakin Humane Society, 171 Union St. Springfield, MA 01105.

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Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Island Pond Cemetery


Center Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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A graveside service for Gary will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Island Pond Cemetery.


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Born: October 23, 1959
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EDWARD v KNIGHT posted on 10/23/20

Gary was a very good friend to me at a time when I needed one. I am saddened and shocked at learning of his passing. My condolences to the family


Judy gagnon posted on 7/22/20

I'm going to miss you so much. You will always be special in my heart Gary and I'm very fortunate to have spent 17 years with this very special you . I will take care of the babies no worries. I see all that you and I were doing for your future steps but it looks like you took the Biggest step and was lifted in the hands of God. I'm sure you are looking down on us all and smiling and saying that everything is going to be ok. Until we meet again Gary. Much love Judy & the babies. XO.


Diantha Ferrier posted on 7/20/20

Judy and Ed, Gary was a terrific neighbor and friend. He was generous with his time and always willing to lend a helping hand. We will miss him up on Margaret Lane!!!


Kathy posted on 7/20/20

Rip my friend.


Pat Goodwill posted on 7/20/20

I was lucky enough to meet Gary. I am a fellow amputee, we met at Heritage South, he was my next door neighbor. We both loved cats. Not obeying Heritage rules we went outside for hours not 15 minutes once a day. Heritage was not always so bad Covid changed everything. There were not many people I could talk about Great Barrington, MA with, but Gary knew the area. That is were my primary care doctor ended up, I still see him I have an appointment next week.


Carlene and Dennis Roberts posted on 7/16/20

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Know you are all thought of during these difficult times. Prayers go out to all of you with our deepest sympathy.


Jim Chenier family posted on 7/15/20

Gus, Toni and family, Jim, "Little" Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Gary; we go back so many years when our friendship was formed. We will have all those memories especially the Fourth of July stories to share. I will especially miss Gary at our Elks Turkey Raffle that we attended yearly. We were both pretty lucky in winning. I will never forget his generosity one year in giving me a very large cooked tin of turkey pot pie that he won off the food table because he was leaving the next am for FL. I shared, of course, cause it was too much for the two of us. Rest in Peace, Gary......