Gregory W. Colla

Angels Info

Name: Gregory W. Colla
Age: 22
Location: South Windsor, Connecticut
DOD: February 12, 2016

Angels Bio:
Gregory W. Colla, 22, of South Windsor, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. He was born September, 27, 1993 in Rockville, CT, the son of Wayne and Carol (Turcotte) Colla. He attended South Windsor Schools and graduated from South Windsor High School in 2012. He was set to graduate from UCONN in May, 2016 with a degree in Civil Engineering while working part time at Nomads for the last four years. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Thomas and Olga (Kuzenko) Colla, of Manchester, CT, and his maternal grandfather Philip Turcotte of West Springfield, MA. He is survived by his parents Wayne and Carol of South Windsor; his brother Kevin and his girlfriend Anna of Columbia, SC; and his sister Kim and her boyfriend Dylan of South Windsor. He also leaves his maternal grandmother Phyllis (Tuttle) Turcotte of West Springfield, MA, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Greg fought a year long, off and on, battle with heroin addiction. While this disease took his life too early, he never stopped being the sweet, shy, loveable son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend. Through the end he loved bowling, golf, ping pong, and shooting hoops. He was an avid video gamer who was often found singing, whistling, playing the guitar and spending time with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. Family and friends may gather on Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery. Greg’s family will receive friends on Wednesday February 17, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Greg’s name may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society C/O St. Margaret Mary Church, 80 Hayes Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074. For online condolences and directions please visit