Colin Marma
Colin Marma

Colin Albert Marma, 26, of Garrison, died March 27.

He was born Nov. 3, 1997, with his twin brother, Quinn, each weighing less than 3 pounds, at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, the son of Kenneth Marma and Jeanne-Marie Fleming. He grew up in Poughquag.

Colin, who played football, basketball and lacrosse, graduated from Arlington High School before attending SUNY Oneonta, where he was a member of the Beta Chi fraternity.

Colin had a passion for nature and the outdoors and was a hiker and snowboarder. He loved listening to and creating music. He was a deep thinker and an astute observer of human nature who appreciated life’s blessings, especially family and friends.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Roland Heitmann; his father, Kenneth Marma (Lori White); his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Fleming; and his paternal grandfather, Albert Marma. He is also survived by his brothers, Quinn and Dylan, his stepsisters, Anna (Roberto Maldonado) and Coco Heitmann; and his nephew, Anthony.

His grandfather, Edward Fleming; grandmother, Carolyn Marma; aunt, Diane; and close friend, Jon Velardo, died earlier.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday (April 3) at McHoul Funeral Home, 895 Route 82, in Hopewell Junction. A service of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, in Hopewell Junction. Memorial donations may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org) or the Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub (philipstownhub.org).

Information provided by McHoul Funeral Home

Behind The Story

Type: Obituary

Obituary: Reports the death of an individual, providing an account of the person’s life including their achievements, any controversies in which they were involved, and reminiscences by people who knew them.

Articles attributed to "staff" are written by the editor or a senior editor. This is typically because they are brief items based on a single source, such as a press release, or there are multiple contributors, such as a collection of photos.

Leave a comment

The Current welcomes comments on its coverage and local issues. All online comments are moderated, must include your full name and may appear in print. See our guidelines here.