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Colleen F. Martin

Bloomfield, Conn. — Colleen F. Martin, 48, of Bloomfield died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Neil and Patricia (Follett) Martin.

Colleen was a graduate of Springfield High School class of 1983 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Springfield College in 1987. She was an active participant in high school athletics and played collegiate field hockey and lacrosse. Additionally, Colleen obtained her Master of Education from Boston University and Master of Science in Marketing Management from Rensselaer. For the past 26 years, Colleen was a dedicated physical education teacher and coach at the Avon Middle School in Avon, Conn.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Sandi and John Prescott; her favorite nephew, Kona; and many relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, Conn. A committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Springfield, Vt., followed by a reception at 56 Main Street Restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Colleen Martin Memorial Scholarship, Avon Middle School, West Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001 or the Springfield Vermont Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, VT 05156.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.