In the Community

December 1, 2016

Colonial Federal Savings Bank is happy to support Neighborworks Southern Mass at their 35th Anniversary Gala.



The Gala was held at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. Pictured from left: VP of Retail Lending Angela Blanchard, President of Neighborworks Southern Mass Normand Grenier, President & CEO Mike McFarland



February 3, 2016

Colonial Federal sponsors the Quincy Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Business Expo. 

The event, held at the Boston Marriott Quincy on February 3rd, featured keynote speaker Governor Charlie Baker. 

Representatives from the bank, including Chairman Robert Guarnieri, Board Member Jim O'Leary, President & CEO Mike McFarland and Vice Presidents Angela Blanchard and Bill Esselstyn, visited with local business leaders and customers. Colonial Federal is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Chamber event.


Pictured from left: President & CEO Mike McFarland, VP Retail Lending Angela Blanchard and VP Information Systems Bill Esselstyn. 


December 18, 2015

"Share the Warmth" Customers and employees of Colonial Federal Savings Bank donate hats, gloves, coats, scarves, socks and boots to the Salvation Army.


Colonial Federal is proud to sponsor the "Share the Warmth" program, donating fashionable new hats, gloves and socks for men, women and children. Along the the clothing items, Susan Shea, Treasurer & COO (left) of Colonial Federal Savings Bank presents a check to Captains Nicole and Tim Ross. Also pictured is Peggy Loud representing the Quincy Branch of Colonial Federal Savings Bank.

November 10, 2015

Home Sweet Home for Veterans - 178 East Howard St., Quincy MA - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Colonial Federal is proud to partner with NeighborWorks in providing 12 returning veterans and their families with a future home. Angela Blanchard, Vice President Retail Lending speaks for Colonial Federal at the ceremony on Tuesday November 10, 2015 (above). 


Home Sweet Home for Veterans - 178 East Howard St., Quincy MA




November 6, 2015

"Share the Warmth" Warm up someone else's winter this year!

New hats, gloves and socks are being collected at our Quincy, Holbrook and Weymouth branches for donation to the Salvation Army. Practical and/or fashionable new hats, gloves and socks for men, women and children.




January 29, 2015

Colonial Federal shares information with over 80 businesses and 300 people at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Expo.

The Bank is in its 126th year of servicing the financial needs of Quincy and the South Shore.



Representing the Bank, from the right, President & CEO Mike McFarland, Vice President Bill Esselstyn, and Vice President Angela Blanchard.




We are committed to our communities and proud to sponsor the following teams, organizations and events in 2014:

  • Morrisette Baseball
  • Holbrook Patrolmen's Association
  • Quincy Asian Resources
  • Quincy Youth Soccer
  • Quincy Youth Hockey
  • Quincy Youth Baseball league
  • Quincy Police D.A.R.E summer program sponsor
  • Quincy High School senior stay out
  • Quincy Public School Bands
  • Quincy Symphony Orchestra
  • South Shore Habitat for Humanity
  • Weymouth South Youth Baseball - Team sponsor
  • Weymouth Educational Foundation
  • Weymouth Junior Basketball




April 25, 2014

Colonial Federal partners with NeighborWorks in the public-private development of 12 new housing units for veterans in Quincy. 

Angela Blanchard, Vice President Retail Lending, represented the Bank providing remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony alongside Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Senator John Keenan, Cedric Kam (Deputy Director, Community & Planning for the US Dept. HUD), Robert Corley (Executive Director NeighborWorks Southern Mass.) and Dennis Harrington (Quincy Planning Director).


Veteran's Housing Groundbreaking: at 178-186 East Howard Street, Quincy MA.




January 30, 2014

Colonial Federal shares information with other businesses at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Business Showcase.

Thanks for stopping by our table and celebrating with us in our 125th year of servicing the financial needs of Quincy and the South Shore.


Pictured from the left, Mike McFarland (CEO), Angela Blanchard (V.P.) and Bill Esselstyn (V.P.) represent Colonial Federal Savings Bank during the Business Showcase.




December 1, 2013

Colonial Federal continued our partnership with Globe Santa, and hosted the sleigh event at the bank on December 1, 2013. 

A great time was had by all, and the festivities concluded with the annual Quincy Christmas parade.


Children visited with Santa, and enjoyed cupcakes provided by Babycakes of Quincy.


Officers of Colonial Federal Savings Bank had their picture taken with Santa. From the left: Susan Shea (Treasurer), Mike McFarland (President), and Angela Blanchard (VP Lending).




November 7, 2013

Colonial Federal partnered with NeighborWorks in the development of an affordable veterans house in Quincy. 

The new home on Sea Street will provide housing for to two returning veterans and their families. Colonial Federal is proud to assist in this project, and recently earned an "outstanding" rating in the Office of Comptroller of the Currency's recent Community Reinvestment Act evaluations.


Mayor Koch (middle) cut the ribbon, and President Mike McFarland (5th from the right) represented Colonial Federal Savings Bank at the ceremony on November 7, 2013.


President Mike McFarland addresses the crowd at the Veteran's Ribbon Cutting ceremony.




June 19, 2013

Colonial Federal celebrated its partnership with Parker School by volunteering at their annual Parker Pride Day. 

Employees helped serve a barbecue lunch to students after they participated in activities at O'Neil Field (Atlantic Middle School).


Volunteers were (left to right) Kemal Denizkurt, Karen Whalen, Noreen McEachern, and Kelly Akoury. Missing form photo: Peggy Loud and Jennifer Vermette.




June 6, 2013

Mayor Thomas Kock presents the 'Good Scout' Award to President & CEO Mike McFarland at the annual breakfast on June 6, 2013.


Photo credit: Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth.




May 2013

Colonial Federal partnered with the South Shore Humane Society to provide a bullet proof vest for Bo, Holbrook's new police dog.


Pictured with Bo, is K-9 Officer Josh Knowlton, and the staff from our Holbrook Branch (left to right) Meaghan Shea, Kathleen Tobin, Kerry Shaw and Deborah Trent.




April 25, 2013

Colonial Federal is proud to support The One Fund - Boston, created by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013. 


Our thoughts are with the victims and their families touched by this tragedy. 




April 4, 2013

Colonial Federal partners with NeighborWorks in the development of an affordable veterans housing project in Quincy. 

Colonial Federal recently earned an "outstanding" rating in the Office of Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) most recent Community Reinvestment Act evaluations, made public this week.


Angela Blanchard (4th from the left) and Mike McFarland (2nd from the right) represented Colonial Federal Savings Bank at the ground breaking ceremony on April 4, 2013.


Mike McFarland, President, addresses the crowd at the NeighborWorks (formerly known as Neighborhood Housing Services) ground breaking ceremony in Quincy.




March 15, 2013

Colonial Federal is proud to announce our partnership with the Parker Elementary School in Quincy. 


Kerry Shaw (left), Jaime Lannan (center) and Jennifer Vermette (right), present the school with a new flat screen monitor and Blue Ray player on March 15, 2013.