Francisca Colon-Rivera

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Francisca Colon-Rivera

Francisca Colon-Rivera, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 3, 2012. Francisca came here from Puerto Rico in 1965 and was a faithful member of St. Paul's Catholic Church where she enjoyed the choir, playing her instruments and volunteering. Francisca invested her life in her family and enjoyed being surrounded by people. Her door was open to all.

Francisca is survived by her 6 sons; 6 daughters; 4 sisters and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Colon, Sr.; 1 brother and 2 sisters.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 and again on Friday, December 7 from 10:30-11:30 AM in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1010 Fourth St., Wilmington, DE followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Paul's Church in Francisca's memory. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Published in The News Journal on Dec. 5, 2012