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Colleen Cody

Colleen Ann Cody

August 20, 1965 - January 27, 2019
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Obituary

Colleen Ann Cody, age 53, died January 27, 2019, following over a 2 year battle with cancer. Throughout the battle, she was strongly supported by a huge network of friends and family for which we, her family, are grateful.

Colleen pursued her life-long interest in animals and their welfare. She earned a BS in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University. She spent 25 years working in clinical veterinary medicine, academic biomedical research and pharmaceutical biomedical research. She was a Certified Professional in IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) Administration, delivering nationally recognized IACUC seminars and serving as IACUC Chair.

Colleen was living her dream at Two Shadows Farm where she was transitioning to running a full-time business of teaching herding lessons, running barn hunts and clinics, and hosting people at the B & B. Colleen earned AKC Championships and titles in herding, agility, barn hunt and breed with her Belgian Tervurens- Temba, Hannah, Tala, Katori- and her Australian Shepherd, Kosa. Colleen helped numerous students achieve barn hunt and herding titles and championships.

Colleen is survived by her parents; John and Elizabeth Cody of Chelmsford, her siblings; Debbie, Bill, Patrice, Kathy, Kim, Kerry, and Heather, and their families.

All are invited to her visiting hours at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford, from 5-8 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019 to reminisce, grieve, support each other and just chat.

Her Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford, on Saturday, at 9 o'clock. KINDLY MEET AT THE CHURCH.

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Colleen's last employer, Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, which provided generous support to her, at msmr.org/donate; Take the Lead, which serves people in the sport of purebred dogs, at takethelead.org; or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at dana-farber.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    February 1, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    February 1, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    Address
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Mass

    February 2, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    February 2, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    St. Mary Parish
    Address
    25 North Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Interment will be held privately.

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greekgirl312@comcast.net

Posted at 01:25pm
Debbie , I am so sorry of the loss of your dearest sister may the angels swept down and cradle your sister in their arms. Bringing her to the heavens above. Everlasting and eternal be her memory. Love , Karen Mitropoulis
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Jennifer Green

Posted at 07:29pm
I had the pleasure of meeting Colleen in October of last year and seeing her quite often each week. The photo album with the pictures that changed kept a smile on her face. We’d joke about funny things on Facebook and talk about what one would need to do to start up a farm. When she laughed a full belly laugh... her eyes lit up! She was truly loved and cared for by so many. An abundance of peace and love to her family and friends. And to you Colleen....thanks for sharing the chocolates and keeping me smiling!
DP

Dave Peixoto

Posted at 06:43pm
Deepest Sympathies to the entire Cody family. Colleen was a special woman to so many and will be missed.
Dave and Lori Peixoto
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Nicole La Mattina

Posted at 12:47pm
My sincerest condolences. Colleen was a big part of my life and my career. She was a wonderful and caring person who will always be in our thoughts and hearts.
I’m sure Temba is taking good care of you. You will be missed my dear!!
Love, Nicole La Mattina & Debra La Mattina

Posted at 08:33am
I am truly sorry for your loss. Colleen was a wonderful person and so willing to answer questions and be a resource and as a colleague I greatly appreciated her willingness to share her knowledgeable. She will be missed.
Carolyn Stahl
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