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“I remember Colin as a young man when we were growing up on Fair Oaks Avenue in Newton. He was our neighbor almost directly across the street. I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bette Stadlen - Youngstown, OH

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“I will always appreciate the care and effort Colin put into researching and creating the MacNevin family tree and keeping us connected. My deepest...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Eileen MacNevin - Toronto

“I'm so sorry to hear about Colin's passing, Linda and family! He was always so pleasant to be around, full of life and joy! Life is truly fleeting!...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ann MacKenzie - Big Beach, MA

“Sincere condolences to Linda and family, and also to Alex, Nina and Sharon and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.RIP ColinBetty &...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Betty MacKenzie MacKenzie

“My deepest sympathy to Colin's family. May God strengthen and comfort you.Psalm 94:18,19 ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending our deepest sympathy to Linda and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and tomorrow during this difficult time. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: George & Jenny Marmara - Oshawa

“Dear Linda and family,Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. He will sorely be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Paul, Cheryl, Christina, Catherine and Stephanie Colantonio - MA

“Mike, Kate, Liz and I have many fond memories of time spent with Colin, Linda and family in Sint Maarten. He will be missed by all of us and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy Skehin - St Catharines


Newton – Mr. Colin H. MacNevin, of Newton, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home. He was 72.

Colin was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada on January 31, 1944 to the late Eugene M. and Mary (O'Keefe) MacNevin.

He attended Newton High School, Newton Technical High School and Quincy Junior College. Colin's career began at Signet Lithographers where he worked as an offset pressman and later became a general manager for Cory Press, Inc. He worked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles as a senior clerk and retired from the City of Newton as an offset printer.

Colin served as past commander of the Disabled American Veterans, William J. Farrell Chapter 13 in Newton. He was a member of the Newton American Legion Post #440, the 101st Infantry and the Yankee Division Veterans Association.

Colin was a family history buff and enjoyed spending his free time charting the genealogy of the MacNevin and MacKenzie families.

A proud Army veteran Colin served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1986. One of his duties was serving as a recruiter which became a passion that he carried into his retirement when he worked as a Sergeant First Class Career Counselor.

Colin leaves his wife, Linda (Nolan) MacNevin; their children Colin 'Bob' MacNevin and his wife Tina, of Danbury, Connecticut and Matthew MacNevin of Needham; his grandchildren, Colin and Emma MacNevin; his brother, Alex MacKenzie and his wife, Mitzi, of Newton and his sisters, Sharon Monahan of Bellingham and Cape Cod and Nina MacDougall of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.

Colin was a brother of the late Eugene and Jane MacNevin, and Anne Cooney.

Family and friends will honor and remember Colin's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 29th from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Road, Wellesley where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery, Newton.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post No. 440, 295 California St, Newton, MA 02458.