Avid Boston sports fan

Published in the October 19, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — Helen W. (Dahlquist) Colburne, 92, of North Reading and formerly of Reading, died at her home on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter L. Colburne.

Born in Reading on July 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Ernest G. and Helga (Hanson) Dahlquist. She was raised and attended public schools in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1943. She worked as a waitress at the Bradford Barn Restaurant in Bradford several years before retiring. Winnie has been a resident of North Reading for over 66 years.

She was a kind, caring person who always thought of others before herself. She was a Boston sports fan, especially the Red Sox and Bruins. Winnie enjoyed playing bingo and board games.

Family members include her loving sons, Bryce G. Colburne and Duane A. Colburne; her daughter, Winnifred E. Abram; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Arrangements are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.