October 1, 2015
Brenda L. Colburn, 77, Winter Haven, FL and formerly of Tupper Lake, NY and Clayton, NY died Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Friday, October 9, from 4 - 7PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, October 10, at 9:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church at 10AM with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding. Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, Tupper Lake at 2PM.
Brenda was born in Tupper Lake on August 20, 1938, daughter of Roy F. and Lillian "Nunu" DuMoulin Colburn. She was a 1958 graduate of Tupper Lake High School and received her A. S. in Food Service Management and Dietetics from Canton ATC in 1960.
She was a chef, baker and caterer, working with her father, at Roy's Restaurant, Tupper Lake. She also had worked for Syracuse University as an assistant manager of food service for the dorms, Memorial Hospital, currently Upstate Medical Center, as a floor dietitian and cafeteria manager, for Sunmount as an employee and volunteer, and as an instructor at Paul Smith's (NY) College. In 1993 she moved to Clayton.
Brenda was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of its Legion of Mary. She volunteered with the ministry at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay, NY and was a member of the Third Order of Carmelite. She enjoyed cooking, baking, decoupage, taking art classes and photographs, and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her sister and her husband, Linda B. and Douglas C. Eberhart, Haines City, FL, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donations in her name may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Dept., Graves St. or Paynter Senior Center, 914 Strawberry Lane, both in Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.