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COLCORD, Audrey Louise (Gunn), 90, a long-time resident of Fuller Village in Milton, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the John Scott House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Braintree. Born November 23, 1928 in Waltham, she was the only daughter of the late George F. and Beatrice L. (Jordan) Gunn, both natives of Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was predeceased by her only brother, George, in 2007 and his wife, Pearl, in 2017. Audrey grew up in North Quincy and was a 1946 graduate of North Quincy High School. She then graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in 1948 and immediately landed a job at a Boston law firm. Soon after she met the love of her life, Herbert N. Colcord Jr., also of North Quincy, an Army veteran of World War II. They were married on April 20, 1950 at the First Baptist Church in Wollaston. In 1955, the young couple moved from North Quincy to Randolph and spent the next 50 years in the same house raising a family of three children. They were members of the First Baptist Church in Randolph where, for many years, Audrey helped manage the finances of the preschool. When she and Herb moved to Fuller Village, they joined the First Congregational Church in Milton. In addition to her husband of 68 years, Audrey is survived by three children, Herbert "Skip" Colcord III and wife, Deborah of Taunton, Wayne Colcord and wife Diane of Wrentham and Alane Cullinane and husband James of Franklin; eight grandchildren, Heather Crawford, Jared Colcord, Devon Colcord, Rebeccah Hadfield, Jessica Kilcommons, Melissa Colcord, Jason Cullinane, Danielle Brooks; and 10 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, December 29th from 9:00 10:30 AM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT 28), Randolph, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in Audrey's memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Milton, 495 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186, or to Fuller Village, 1372 Brush Hill Road, Milton, MA 02186.

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