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Maria V. Colon

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Maria V. Colon
New Hartford, NY
Mrs. Maria V. Colon, 86, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013, in the St. Lukes Home, with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Cayey, PR, Decem-ber 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Manuel and Dolores Rivera. She came to this country in 1952 and worked at Mele Manufacturing for over twenty years until her retirement. Maria was married to Albert Colon, Sr., until his death on November 19, 1973. Maria had a great love for both flowers and roosters and had an extensive rooster collection. She will be sadly missed by her children, Neida Bosque, Maria Lopez, Carmen and Bill Wright, Rosemary Serrano and Marylou and Frank Cruz; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Paquita Rivera; and a half brother, Marcelino Pagan. She was predeceased by her sons, William Colon and Albert Colon, Jr.; a daughter, Nilda Lopez; her special brother, Angelo Rivera; and a granddaughter, Carolla Lopez. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from The Matt Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Historic Old St. Johns Church with interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., corner of Mohawk St., Utica. Online memorials at MattFuneralHome.com
Maria V. Colon
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2013
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