BRUNSWICK — Colleen Fay Wilbur, age 86 of Brunswick, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Mid Coast Hospital.

Colleen was born in Harmony, Maine, on Oct. 10, 1926, a daughter of George and May Gilman Chadbourne and graduated from Harmony High School in 1946. She married Ernest R. Wilbur in Minot in 1966.

Colleen worked in several shoe shops in Skowhegan, Harmony and Brunswick, and last worked at Jay Brush in Brunswick from where she retired in 1978.

She is predeceased by her husband who died on March 29, 2002; brothers, Ray Chadbourne, George Chadbourne Jr., and Clayton Chadbourne; and two sisters, Effie Gourley and Doris Blanchard.

Surviving are her two stepsons, Robert Wilbur of Oakland, ME, and Richard Wilbur of Melbourne, FL; her stepdaughter, Judy Wilbur of Manchester, NH; three brothers, Norris Chadbourne and his wife, Hazel, and Clyde Chadbourne and his wife, Rosemarie, all of Cambridge, ME, and Cecil Chadbourne and his wife, Meredith of Harmony; two sisters, Emma Watson of Harmony, and Lenora Watson and her husband, Richard, of Harmony; a sister-in-law, Peggy Chadbourne of Harmony; and a former sister-in-law, Victoria Viles of Skowhegan; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

“The family would like to thank Mid Coast Hospital and Dionne Commons for the excellent care Colleen received.”

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick, where Pastor Keith Garwick of East Brunswick Baptist Church will deliver a eulogy at 5:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Harmony with Pastor Henry Thibodaux officiating. Burial will follow at the Chadbourne Cemetery in Harmony.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to People Plus, Attn: Frank Connors, P.O. Box 766, Brunswick, ME 04011. Condolences can be expressed at