Colin P.M. Gear of Stoneham died on Friday, Jan. 29. He was 20.

Born in Winchester on March 20, 1995, he was the son of Kelly J. McGuiggin of Vineyard Haven and Ralph D. Gear of Stoneham.

Colin was a graduate of Stoneham High School, the class of 2013. He was a junior at University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth studying political science. He was a lifelong Stoneham resident and loved fishing, swimming, lifting weights and all types of music. But most of all, he loved to laugh! He spent many wonderful times on Martha’s Vineyard over the years with his mom, siblings and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Colin is survived by his two sisters, Mary M. McCarthy and Kiera R. McCarthy and his two brothers, Liam F. McCarthy and Declan M. McCarthy, all of Vineyard Haven; his grandmother Margaret Dinardi of New Hampshire; his grandmother Julia McGuiggin of Biddeford, Me.; his stepmother Jennifer Gear of Stoneham; his stepbrother Jeffrey Genest and his stepsister Audrey Genes, both of Stoneham; and his stepfather Michael McCarthy of Somerville. He was predeceased by his grandparents John McGuiggin and Ralph and Bertha Gear.

His funeral will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main street in Stoneham, on Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick Church, 71 Central street in Stoneham, at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.