Robert “Bob” Charles Colgan, 56, son of the late Philip and Mary Colgan, passed away Feb. 28, 2013 in Torrington, Conn. He was born Jan. 14, 1957, in Cheverly, Md.
He is survived by his six beloved children, who will miss him dearly, Joseph DuBois of Torrington, Conn., Jennifer Scott of Houston, Mo., Jason Colgan of Benton, Mo., Joshua Colgan of Chaffee, Mo., Jessica Brown of Chaffee, Mo., and Jami Teem of Houston, Mo. He is also survived by 10 siblings, Mary Strojni of Athol, Mass., James Colgan of Torrington, Conn., Richard Colgan of Sandgate, Va., Patricia Courtemanche of Burlington, Conn., Philip Colgan of Torrington, Conn., Kathleen Perol of Troy, Maine, Rosemarie Colgan of Torrington, Conn., Michael Colgan of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Maureen Aldridge of Cabool, Mo., and Molly McKinney of Houston, Mo. He was also blessed to have 12 grandbabies and one on the way, Nicole DeBois of Torrington, Conn., Brittany, Krista and Philip Scott of Houston, Mo., Austin and Zachary Colgan of Benton, Mo., Andrew Teem of Houston, Mo., Natalie Hash and Levi Colgan of Chaffee, Mo., Lily Colgan of Licking, Mo., and Jordynn Blair and Justyce Brown of Chaffee, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Philip and Mary Colgan; one brother, Thomas Colgan; and one daughter, Vina DuBois.
Bob grew up in Connecticut but in 1988, he moved his family to Missouri to spend more time with his mother and father. While in Missouri he accomplished one of his dreams, he opened his own garage, called Bob’s Garage, located in Bucyrus, Mo. He spent the last few years of his life traveling between Connecticut and Missouri, spending time with family and friends, which is what he enjoyed most in life. He also enjoyed working on automobiles and he loved to fix things. He was a master of all trades when it came to fixing things. Bob would always help people when they needed it.
He was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by many. His soul is in Heaven, but he will be laid to rest at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Houston, Mo.