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Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne
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  • Melrose Emblem Club
    P.O.Box 760904
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“I just returned from a trip and heard the sad news about Estelle. My heart and prayers go out to Leo and family. Estelle was truly a wonderful...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Nuccio - Billerica, MA

“Dear Colborne Family,We are so sorry for the loss of your Wife, Mom & Grandmother, Estelle was a wonderful person. Always had a quick smile and was...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy, Julianne & Johnny Giannetto

“Leo, Scott and families, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I was not in town the past 4 days so I couldn't offer my sympathy to all of you in person...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Varney - Melrose, MA

“To all of the Colborne family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Please know that I am thinking of you and the rest of...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“Sorry to the family.Knew Estelle from Tops and wecontinued to meet at times for lunch. I'll miss her very much. She was a wonderfulperson. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Edie Babcock - Pelham, NH

“Leo, Lee and Scott, I am truly sorry to learn of Estelle's passing. She was such a wonderful friend to my Mom for so many years and then she became...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Maxwell - Port St Lucie, FL

“Estelle was an amazing person to work with at MWH, she always had a smile and had a great laugh! She was a second mother to all of us in the dept....Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: KIM MONTEIRO - Wilmington, MA

“To Leo Lee And Scott just want to say how sorry we are to hear of your moms passing.Lots of great memories growing up at your house and all the games...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I met Estelle 20 years ago when I joined the Melrose Emblem Club. We like to call ourselves "Emblem Sisters" and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Burkett - Saugus, MA

“Very sorry for your loss. Although i did not Estelle well being a new neighbor she was always friendly to talk to when i saw her. My condolences to...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Giacalone - Neighbor

“Dear Leo and family,We are so sorry for the loss of Estelle. We have many fond memories and enjoy reminiscing. Wishing you our deepest sympathy and...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Louis and Betsy Musto - MA

“I am so sorry of Estelles passing, we had soooooooo much fun working in the hospital coffee shop.Many times we couldn't even wait on people because...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Joyce Coe - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Scott so sorry about your mom passing thoughts and prayers are with u and your family ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kathryn Graham - Melrose, MA

“I'll miss those Hilarious laughs and hysterical funny responses while you were Secretary in he Respiratory Dept. at MWH ! Your one a Billion woman...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: John Reidy - Melrose, MA - Friend

“I pray God fills your hearts with peace and you find comfort at this difficult time ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Carl "Fuzzy" Martin

“Sorry for your loss ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Cheryl and jim Foreman - Peabody, MA

“Dear Leo and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Estelle's passing. She was such a kind and caring woman. I have so many fond memories of her, she...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Bragalone - Groveland, MA

“Dear Leo, Lee & Scott:I have fond memories of living in that wonderful two family house on Whitwell Street. Many happy afternoons by the pool with...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Fran Dinardi - Hull, MA - Friend

“For the family of Estelle and Leo my prayers are with you. I have lost a good friend; and she will be missed. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Rabb - Melrose, MA


Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne passed away at the Arnold House in Stoneham on April 3, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Estelle was born in Medford on January 9, 1934 to the late Frank & Lucille (Musto) Rizzo. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mrs. Colborne was a lifelong resident of Melrose. Prior to her marriage she worked for a bank in Boston and then after raising her children she worked for many years at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as a secretary in the respiratory therapy department. She was a proud member of the Melrose Emblem Club and enjoyed going to TOPS on Thursday nights and going out to dinner with her husband Leo. But above all Estelle lived for her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Colborne was the beloved wife of 64 years to Leo V. Colborne Sr. Loving mother of Leo V. Colborne Jr. & his loving partner Patricia Peterleitner of Hopkinton and Scott Colborne & his wife Judy of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Daryl Colborne, Brent Colborne & his wife Judy, Brian Colborne & his fiancé Kaitlin Ward and Jessica Colborne. Proud great grandmother of Haley & Camryn. Caring sister of the late John Rizzo and his surviving wife Eleanor Rizzo of West Peabody. Also survived by devoted cousin Jeanne Hogan along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:00-6:00PM. Followed by a funeral service at the funeral home on Monday April 9th at 10:00AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Estelle's name to the Melrose Emblem Club, P.O. Box 760904, Melrose, Ma 02176.