BEDFORD - George Colon, 83, of Bedford, passed away Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence following a sudden illness.
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He was born in New York on Dec. 21, 1929, the son of Dionisio and Mariana Colon. He was raised in New York and resided there until relocating to Bedford to be near a son following his retirement.
George sailed with the Merchant Marine for two years after he left high school and served in the U.S. Army. For many years he was employed by Local 32B SEIU as a building superintendent. Above all else, family was most important to George. He is cherished as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who always cared about keeping the family together.
He is survived by five children, Clifford Colon of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., Laura Judge of Levittown, N.Y., George Colon of Bedford, Gregory Colon of Manhattan, N.Y., and Christine Colon of Staten Island, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Michelle, Jennell, Melissa, Ines, Natalie, Thomas and Kevin; five great-grandchildren, Layla, Eva, Sofia, Isaac and Ethan; a sister, Gladys Hernandez, as well as nieces and nephews.
services: There are no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Cremation will follow.
The McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., Manchester, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 5, 2013