- Colon E. Haskell, 92, passed away after a long illness at a Machias hospital on Feb 25, 2017. He was born Feb 15, 1925, in Steuben, the son of Fred and Beulah Haskell.
Colon graduated from Steuben schools and then entered the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the Pacific during World War II. When returning home, he worked as a Master Plumber for FW Burnham, which he later purchased and operated from 1962 to 1984. His son Fred then took over the business. Colon was a member of the Pleiades Lodge 173 and the Milbridge Fire Department for more than 50 years. He was Chief of Police of the Milbridge Volunteer Police from 1976 to 1990 and worked with the Washington County Police. In 1994 he decided to lobster fish and retired from it in 2007. He enjoyed lobster fishing and working at the lobster pound with his daughter, Bonnie.
Colon was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Delvine; and his sister, Margaret Brann. He is survived by his children, Bonnie Crosby, James Haskell and wife, Colleen, Fred Haskell, and Kathy Young and husband, Stephen; daughter-in-law, Kathy Haskell; 5 grandchildren, Bethany, Colon Wayne, Shawna, Clint and Joseph; 10 great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Kasey, Landon, Evan, Wyatt, Sophia, Rowan, Pheobe, Maxwell and Murphy; many nieces and nephews; sister, Patricia Johnston and husband, Wayne; two very special sisters-in-law, Maxine Pottle of Surry and Winnie Bradbury of Milbridge; and brother-in-law, Peter Sawyer of Milbridge.
Colon enjoyed watching the Red Sox baseball, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, gardening and shopping. He will be sadly missed by his children, family, and everyone who knew him.
A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to: Milbridge Fire Dept., P.O. Box 173, Milbridge, ME 04685.
Published on  March 11, 2017