SI Couple Killed During Sandy Were 'Friendliest Souls,' Neighbors Say

By Janet UpadhyeBen Fractenberg and Aidan Gardiner  | November 2, 2012 3:16pm

BAY TERRACE — A Staten Island couple killed during Hurricane Sandy were a loving pair who were "always together" and the "friendliest souls," neighbors recalled Friday.

Marie Colborne, 66, and her husband, Walter, 89, were found Thursday in the muddy intersection of Tennyson Drive and Nelson Avenue, about a block from their home at 23 Harbour Court, police said.

Neighbor Ricci Martin, who said Walter Colborne required a motorized chair to scale stairs, thought the couple was away on a trip to Atlantic City when the storm hit Monday.

“I feel like I should have done something,” Martin said. “I had no idea they were dead just a street away from here."

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