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1962 John 2023

John Joseph Colwill

February 7, 1962 — October 10, 2023


Hudson, MA

John Joseph Colwill, 61, a longtime resident of Hudson, MA died on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

John was born in Boston, MA, son of the late John L. Colwill Jr. and survived by his mother Mary Bopp Colwill of Hudson, MA. He was raised in Hudson and attended local schools. He was a 1980 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, MA. He was currently employed by Randall Properties as a Building and Property Manager.

Besides his mother, John is survived by his brother Arthur F. Colwill of Hudson, MA; his sister, Marianne Colwill Shanley and her husband Thomas of Uxbridge, MA and his daughter Emily of Marlborough, MA. He is also survived by his niece Mikaela M. Shanley; his nephew Macoy T. Shanley, both of Uxbridge, MA and many other relatives and close friends.

At a very young age John developed an interest in cars. He attended the auto body courses at Assabet Valley and his ability, knowledge and passion for the mechanics and working parts of an engine was evident to everyone he knew. He always looked forward to get-aways at his grandparents home in Manomet to spend time with family and friends. John and a close group of friends always enjoyed their yearly trip to Carlisle Pennsylvania to attend the famous car swap meet.

One project special to John was the preservation and restoration of the Odd Fellows building located in downtown Hudson. He spent many hours making repairs and bringing the old building back to her former glory. He especially loved spending time on the roof, the view was amazing from there.

He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Family and Friends are kindly invited to attend John’s visitation on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth, MA.

Memorial donations can be made in John’s memory to: Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church Street, Hudson, MA 01749 or Metrowest Humane Society, P.O. Box 1068, Framingham, MA 01701-1068.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home

50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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