Colleen Ann Nybo
Funeral Date: 1/30/2004

Obituary:
Colleen Ann Nybo, age 39, of Greenfield, Mass. died Monday, January 26, at her home after a 4 year illness from brain cancer. She was born January 4, l965 at Chicago, Illinois a daughter of Howard Nybo and Pam Mydlach Nybo, Jamesville, New York. She was a graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Manlius, New York and held a B.A. in English from S.U.N.Y., Albany, New York. For the last 11 years she was area sales manager for Will and Baumer Candle Company, Syracuse, New York, a leading producer of religious and decorative candle products in the United States. Surviving in addition to her parents is her husband John Carpenter whom she married on October 9, 1992 at Providence Rhode Island; a daughter Ellie Carpenter, Greenfield, Mass.; a sister Corinne Frazer and spouse Lewis M., Newton, Mass. and her paternal grandmother Grace Nybo, Austin, Minn. Funeral services 10:00 am Friday January 30, at All Souls Unitarian Church, Greenfield, Mass. Burial in North Meadows Cemetery by Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home of Greenfield. Visitation 6 pm to 9 pm Thursday, January 29, at Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home. You are invited to a lunch reception at 1:00 pm Friday, January 30, at the Deerfield Inn, 81 Old Main Street Deerfield, Mass phone 413 774 5587. Memorials preferred to the Brain Tumor Society, attn: Tom, 124 Watertown Street, Watertown, Mass 02472.

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Name: Edda Ros Karlsdottir
Message: Although very belated, please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, Colleen Nybo. Every now and then, I have been trying to locate Colleen through the Internet. Colleen was a good friend and a great inspiration during my year as an exchange student at Fayetteville-Manlius Highschool in 1983. I have some old pictures to share - if you would like. Special greetings to Ellie from Iceland.

Name: Scott Toth
Message: I am so sad to learn that Colleen has passed. I met Colleen my senior year at SUNY Albany. She was such a joy to be around a truly lovely soul. I remember her as being a bit of a free spirit and her own woman. As I recall she was not really into wearing makeup all that often at school. I invited her and her friends to a Sigma Chi party in the spring of 1986. Colleen decided to go all out for that party, wearing makeup and maybe even a dress. But what I absolutely will never forget is the reaction she got when she came through the door. You would have thought the people there had never seen a tall, beautiful woman before. Everyone wanted to know who she was - I've never seen a reaction like it since. I have very fond memories of that spring and being friends with Colleen is a life-long memory for me. Fun, smart, independent and fiercely protective of her family is what I remember. I am so glad I had the chance to know her just a little bit on the life’s journey. The world would be a better place with her in it. I hope that her daughter is courageous enough to be fun, smart and a bit of a free spirit – a truly lovely soul.