Colin Peter Glynn, much loved son, brother, and friend, died at his home in Carver, MA, on March 11, 2021 at the age of 51.
Colin was born in Milton, MA on November 7, 1969, to Martin and Kathleen (McDonald) Glynn. He grew up in Carver, MA .
In addition to his parents, Colin leaves his brother Martin Glynn and sister-in- law Marie Glynn of Medford, MA, his sister, Mari Glynn of Sarasota, Florida, nephew Liam, of Medford, MA, niece Siobhan of Los Angeles, California, nephew Roosevelt Francois of New York, former wife and good friend Isandra Evangelista of Taunton, beloved fiancée Cathy FELAMBATOSOA Irimahafinaritra Maelle Cathyscah of Antananarivo, Madagascar, long- term partner Margot Anthony, who predeceased him, and many much loved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, particularly longtime friends Ron Foster, Dave Galbreath, and Charles Picerno.
He also leaves behind his amazing dog, Maggie.
Colin was a member of Teamsters’ Union, Local 25, where he worked as a trade show installer for almost 30 years.
Colin was enthusiastic, generous, opinionated, loud, boisterous, and adventurous. He was a natural entrepreneur. Starting in grade school, he traded his lunch tickets for other goodies and then moved on to buying and selling dirt bikes, motorcycles and cars. One of his most ambitious projects was restoring a 1966 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide, which is now in a motorcycle museum in Connecticut.
He began a career in real estate at the age of 21, when he purchased his first house on King’s Cove in Weymouth, MA. For many years, he entertained everyone who passed over the Fore River Bridge, as he transformed the old cottage into an architectural masterpiece.
His annual 3rd of July party on the beach in Weymouth, was legendary. Aided by his brother Martin as grill master and sister, Mari as guest vocalist and organizer, the extravaganza usually included a live band, bagpiper, fireworks, and sometimes even a fire swallower. Sometimes Colin took the stage himself for a song or two.
Colin’s adventures took him to exotic places. He camped on the beach in Hawaii, took a banana boat through the islands of the Caribbean, swam with his family under a waterfall in Venezuela, jumped off a mountain in Guatemala, and watched a woman give birth as he traveled by train through the mountains of Madagascar. His most recent adventure was on the island of Sainte Marie, off the coast of Madagascar, where he planned to build a resort with his fiancée Cathy.
Colin loved the underdog, and was always slipping a few dollars to a homeless person or taking in someone down on his luck who needed a place to stay. Although his friends remember him as someone who was always positive and encouraging, Colin also struggled with depression, anxiety, and addiction. He didn’t let those issues define him, however.
Generous to a fault, he had, as one friend described him, a heart as big as Madagascar. We hope that Colin is in a place of joy, sipping on a Jose Cuervo margarita, regaling his Auntie Pat, Uncle Huck and Cousin Joey with his latest escapades, and that his big heart is already leaping up to enjoy his most amazing adventure ever!
A celebration of Colin’s life will be held on July 3, 2021 at a location to be announced. Be forewarned: there will be bagpipes, fireworks and Irish music.