Donald Clyde Colson

BENTON – Donald Clyde Colson, 75, of Benton, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 22, 2021. He was born in Waterville on Sept. 12, 1945, the son of Sherwin Clyde and Mable Alice (German) Colson.

Donald worked at Northern New England Feed and Ware Butler for many years and then went to work as a custodian for SAD 49 and retired in 2020 after 22 years.

He was an avid four-wheeler, and loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and taking rides in his car. Donald was a member of the Elks and Messalonskee Riding Club.

He was predeceased by his parents; wife Margaret Colson; beloved dog, Jack; brother, Robert Colson and wife Sherry and brother-in-law, Bud Bessey.

Donald is survived by his partner, Cindy Nelson; son, Michael Colson and wife Mary, of Benton, daughter, Cheryl Richards and husband Rodney of Albion; sister, Carolyn Bessy of Waterville; four granddaughters, Jenny Bolduc and husband Adam, Christina Colson and boyfriend Corey Martin, Sierra Richards and fiancé Benjamin Barber, and Allison Colson; three great-grandchildren, Parker, Ainsley, and Dexter.

The family would like to thank MaineGeneral Hospice.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at the Brown Cemetery in Benton.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where condolences to the family may be shared on the obituary page of the website at

In lieu of flowers,

please make memorial donations in Don’s name to:

Waterville Elks

Lodge #905

76 Industrial St.

Waterville, ME 04901

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