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Colleen Joyce Cobb

July 31, 1942 — May 12, 2022

Colleen Joyce (Sullivan) Cobb, age 79 of Aiken, South Carolina passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022 due to her lengthy and courageous battle w/ Alzheimer’s.

Colleen was born in Foxborough, MA on July 31, 1942.  She was the daughter of Francis & Agnes Sullivan and later stepdaughter of Mary Elizabeth Sullivan who all predeceased her.  She graduated from Sharon High School.  Her classmates from the Class of ’60 remained close to her heart with quite a few of them by her side as she married her sweetheart, LeRoy Nathan Cobb, Jr. of East Walpole, MA on September 8, 1962.

Colleen loved and valued her years teaching at both Fisher School in Walpole, MA and Academy of Early Learning in Centerville, MA.  Her love for quilting and sewing brought her great joy as well as the many and dear friends that came along with it.  In her quiet time, you could always find her engrossed in her reading as she frequently called her books “her friends”.   Her loyal canine companion Shameus was by her side bringing her many years of laughter and joy.  Shameus was waiting for Colleen at the Rainbow Bridge as he predeceased her in passing just days earlier.  Above all else, she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother who worked tirelessly to care for her family.

Colleen is survived by her husband LeRoy N. Cobb, Jr.; her son James M. Cobb & wife Cristin of Dana Point, CA & grandchildren Blake, Shane & Chad;  daughter Jennifer L. Toppin & Stephen Cahillane of Martha’s Vineyard & grandchildren Taylor C. Dwyer, Cameron M. Dwyer, Courtney L. Campbell & husband Jarrett w/ great-grandson Logan, Andrew L. Toppin & Alexa L. Fernandes & her husband Samuel;  her son Eric L. Cobb & his wife Marie of Aiken, SC w/ their daughters Annalisa, Natalia Weathersbee & son Guilherme Gomes;  her son Bradford F. Cobb & his wife Nancy of Moscow, PA w/ their son Jordan Baronich & wife Katie and daughter Jessica Baronich;  her sister Judith DeGregorio & her husband Francis w/nephews Brett & Joshua; her brother John Sullivan & wife Cindy w/niece Megan.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at NHC HealthCare and The Hospice Care of Aiken, South Carolina for their caring professionalism and comforting compassion.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to Aiken SPCA, 199 Willowrun Rd. Aiken, SC 29803.


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