1. We first met Colleen Donaghy, played by the late Elaine Stritch, in Season 1 of 30 Rock.
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3. Because that’s what families and mothers are for.
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4. From her very first appearance, we fell in love with her snarky attitude.
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7. While Colleen was pretty traditional, she was ultimately looking out for everyone’s best interests.
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8. She didn’t have the time or patience for anyone’s nonsense.
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9. But she did have a tendency to bring out the best in everyone she comes across.
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10. You couldn’t pull a fast one on Colleen — there wasn’t a mystery she couldn’t solve.
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11. Even though the holidays weren’t free from her brazen temper…
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12. She still managed to light up the room with her charisma and wit.
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13. She was protective of her relationship with Jack and loved their quality bonding sessions.
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14. But also enjoyed girl talk with Liz whenever she flew into New York for a visit.
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17. Despite her tough exterior, she had a way of touching the other characters in the show.
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18. Colleen Donaghy was truly a one-of-a-kind woman.
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20. Most importantly, Colleen assured Jack that she’ll *always* be with him, no matter what.
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