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Elaine M. Colson

Date of Death: May 10, 2017

Date of Birth: September 4, 1963


BOWDOIN - Elaine M. Colson, 53, of Bowdoin, with the mercy of our Lord and with her family at her side passed to her eternal home with Jesus peacefully from her brief battle of cancer on Wednesday, May 10th at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born in Camden, ME on Sept. 4, 1963 but lived most of her life and attended schools in Lisbon. She was the daughter of Charles Colson Sr. and Helen Joy Mylen.

She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 1603 and a great supporter of Veteran's causes. It was there she grew to love an elderly lady she called Grandma and kept her supplied in homemade Bread and Butter pickles. Elaine spent a lot of her time alone at home because her friends were endless on the internet. They went from Maine to Texas and beyond, some of which she would take vacation time to meet in person. She enjoyed cruising on a private boat with some friends and making visits with some great folks in Florida. Also a visit to some friends in N.Y. who met her at the airport with a school bus decked out for the Christmas Parade. Elaine liked to laugh and make others laugh. To her online friends she was known as Lainey Cee. She enjoyed being a rider on a motorcycle, and most of all she loved her family. She liked the times spent eating lobster with mom, and for the last few years enjoyed Jenny's two little girls that lived in the same house. She helped her sister Deb plan huge family parties. She loved country music and the awards and was a big fan of The Survivor Series. One of her greatest loves was her dog Zeus, the one dog that was only hers.

She did waitress work at Mario's Restaurant and Captain's Lady in Lisbon Falls. At the time of her death and the last 20 yrs she was employed by Napa Auto Parts in Topsham, where she started doing deliveries and then office work.

She is survived by her daughter, Nicole Hennessey of Mexico; granddaughter, Katie of Livermore Falls, and grandson, Kaine of Mexico; her father, Charles D. Colson Sr. and his wife Samantha of Bowdoin; her mother, Helen Joy Mylen of Lisbon; sister, Debra Colson-Bernier and husband Carl of Lisbon; brother, Charles Colson Jr. and wife Susan of Lisbon Falls; brother, Jeffrey Colson and wife Hope of Vassalboro; sister, JennyLee Colson of Bowdoin; her twin brother, Jason Colson with his wife Alyshia of Bowdoin; sister, Stacey Cobb and husband Joe of Lewiston; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Elaine's wishes were to be cremated and to have a Celebration of Life Party/BBQ which will be announced at a later date. If interested in attending please contact immediate family members.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to VFW Auxiliary Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave, Auburn, Maine, 04210, or to a Veterans organization or an animal shelter of your choice.

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