Lincoln Hannibal Colby

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Funeral Alternatives of Maine
46 Bath Rd.
Brunswick, ME

BRUNSWICK - Lincoln Hannibal Colby, 94, of Brunswick, died on March 3, 2019. He was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Lemmon, S.D. the son of Roy B. and Hazel (Hackett) Colby. He had a younger brother, Gene Colby, who predeceased him.

He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, the class of 1942, and also attended Gould Academy for one year and graduated from Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.

Lincoln was a member of the Eagle Scouts in Brunswick, a founding member of Meeting Planners International, as well as being involved in SCORE (Small Business Startup Guidance), Volunteer Supervisor of Renovation at Tedford Shelter, and Advisor at Brunswick Technical High School.

Lincoln enjoyed bird watching, gardening, carpentry, travel, and photography. He was a medic in the army during WWII, and a bronze star recipient.

Lincoln was employed by Merck Sharp and Dohme for his entire career and was Director of Field Education and Development for many years before retirement.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Hazel Colby; his brother, Gene Colby; his first wife, Jeanne Colby; and daughter, Marilyn Colby.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Colby; children, Sally (Colby) Scholle, Alan Colby, Barbara Colby, and Robert Colby; stepchildren, Julie Nisbet, Jan Nisbet, and William Nisbet; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life to take place in the spring will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made in

Lincoln's memory to

Pine Tree Camp,

149 Front Street,

Bath, ME 04530,


CHANs Home Health

and Hospice,

45 Baribeau Drive,

Brunswick, ME 04011.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 10, 2019
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