Joseph Loren Colt

October 21, 1948 - November 4, 2022
Joseph Loren Colt

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Joseph Loren Colt, born in Groton Massachusetts, 74, of New Port Richey, passed away Friday November 4, 2022, at home surrounded by family. He was the son of Lester and Agnes.

He was a mechanic in Billerica Massachusetts before retiring to Florida and becoming everyone’s “Handyman”. He loved spending time with friends and family on cruises (some lucky enough to be life-long members of the #1 Jerk Fan Club). He put his mark on the world with his mastercraftmanship whether it be building a car, tiling a floor, or creating magical Christmas treats (though he was lovingly referred to as the Grinch). In his youth he was an avid member of the Boy Scouts of America achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Groton High School and continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Joseph is survived by his children Lori Stendor, her husband Jeff, Jennifer Colt and Joseph Colt Jr. as well as his stepchildren Jill Murphy and her husband Mark and Rick Verrier, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Joseph is also survived by his three sisters Linda Swan, Donna Turilli, her husband Raymond, Mary Reed, her husband Fred, many nieces, and nephews as well as his longtime friend Raci Brawer. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Lester Colt Jr.

There will be a celebration of his life Saturday November 12 th at 10:00 AM at 11705 Zircon Lane, Port Richey, Florida. For his friends and family in Massachusetts and New Hampshire there will be a second one at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his name to the Boy Scouts of America at

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  • November 06, 2022
    Debra Boucher says:
    I am deey saddened to hear of Joey's passing. My deepest condolences to Lori, Jennie, and Joe Jr. Also, deep condolences to Linda, Donna, and Mary. I will see you at services up north. Rest in peace dear cousin 🙏

  • November 06, 2022
    RAci Brawer says:
    My best friend I will forever miss him everyday Rip my friend love Raci

  • November 06, 2022
    Donna says:
    My special brother. I will miss you so much. Our time was cut much to short. Cruising will never be the same without you.

  • November 06, 2022
    Eliza Lux says:
    You will be sorely missed. Your silly jokes and crafty treats. Twice baked potatoes and Christmas Who Beast (which I have lovingly called it and prepare every holiday for my family). #1 Jerk and the Grinch himself. Forever my GrandpaDaddy! Love, Liza

  • November 06, 2022
    Pat Biernot says:
    A blessing to everyone who knew him.