Margaret "Peggy" Lee Jenkins Masse Colby


March 23, 1938 ~ August 17, 2021

Born in: Nanticoke, PA
Resided in: Naples, FL

Margaret “Peggy” Lee Jenkins Masse Colby, age 83, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Manchester, unexpectedly passed away on August 17, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Ed Colby for 30 years. Born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1938 to the late Arthur and Nell Jenkins, Peggy enjoyed reading, writing, shopping, spoiling her family, happy hour, and most recently Netflix and text messaging. She had a bright personality, an unforgettable quick-witted sense of humor, and a love for all people, especially babies. She lit up every room with her bright ocean blue eyes.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three children and their spouses, Sharon & Matthew Barone of Wethersfield, Susan & Robert Cass of Sturbridge, MA, and William & Holly Masse of Manchester; her seven grandchildren who were the lights of her life, Courtney Norton & her husband James, Jaimie Lee Moran, Alyssa DeLuca & her husband Rico, Troy Moran, Nick Barone, Rowan Masse, and Easton Masse; and her two newest treasures, great-grandchildren Vivian Leigh DeLuca and Johnny Troy Norton, as well as her best friend, Mary Lou “Corkie” Small of Manchester, and other countless wonderful friends whom she deeply cherished.

We will forever miss our biggest cheerleader and number one fan.

Services will be privately held at the convenience of her family. To honor her love of children, donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 31805, or given online at

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  1. Peggy was a very important part of my life via texts and in person every winter for many years. My heart is breaking. I send my love and prayers to all of her family❤️❤️

  2. Sharon & Family,

    Mike & I were so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Susan & Mike Queno

  3. Sharon and Matt and family,
    I’m so so sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like an extraordinary woman. She has her Angel Wings now and will look down on you Sharon and your family and protect you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Masse Family, We just heard about this devastating loss. Our hearts break for the loss of your family’s patriarch. She was such a light in all the lives she touched. Thinking of you all with deep sympathy. Be well. Gerry and Ellen Lewis

  5. Peg has been the friend of so many. She will be missed. Prayers for Peg, Her husband Ed, & her beautiful family.

  6. To all Peg’s family – I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Peg’s passing. I was really looking forward to seeing her at our class reunion and getting together for lunch with her and Corky. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you who she loved so much. We will miss her! Love to all, Louise and Bob

  7. To Peggy’s family — Words can not express what I feel in my heart. My best friend has left. I was so looking forward to her visit this month. We texted back and forth several times a day. Peg was so proud of her family and loved you all so much. She surely was your biggest cheerleader and number one fan and will be missed forever!!
    Love to all!! Corkie

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