Agnes B. (Connell) Colpoys

Agnes B. (Connell) Colpoys, a resident of Milton, died suddenly on October 8, 2011. She was the loving wife of 59 years of the late Francis L. Colpoys, M.D. and the devoted mother of Mary-Edwina Colpoys, M.D. of Watertown, Francis L. Colpoys, Jr., Esq. and his wife Margaret of Scituate and Andrew G. Colpoys of Milton.  Also she was the cherished grandmother of Kathleen and John Colpoys of Scituate.  Agnes is also survived by her brother, Rev. Msgr. Andrew F. Connell of Marshfield. 

            Agnes grew up in West Roxburyand Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Regis College and received her Masters in Education from Boston University.  She was an elementary school teacher in Everett and Brookline.  After her marriage to Dr. Colpoys, Agnes and her family moved to Dorchester and then Milton where she resided for the last 54 years until her death.  She spent over 30 years as a summer resident of Scituate.   

            Agnes was a devoted volunteer and assumed leadership roles in numerous organizations and institutions, including the alumni associations of Notre Dame Academy and Regis College, League of Catholic Women and Milton-Dorchester Physicians’ Wives Club.  She was a member of the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club and Wollaston Golf Club.  Agnes was a very active and devoted parishioner at St. Mary of the Hills Parish, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Tuesday 4-8 p.m.  Interment, Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. 

            In lieu of flowers, donations in Agnes’ name can be made to Notre Dame Academy general scholarship fund, 1073 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043.