Nelson Colón

May 9, 1959December 21, 2020
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Nelson Colón, 61, of Centereach passed away on December 21, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Elena and children Jason (Allison) and Jena Conover (Alex). Cherished Grandpa to Jack. Beloved son to Marta Colón and brother to Ceci and Jimmy (Ivonne). Visitation will be held at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY 11720 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 12-4pm. Private Cremation to follow.

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  • Elena, Spouse
  • Jason (Allison), Son
  • Jena Conover (Alex), Daughter
  • Jack, Grandchild
  • Marta Colon, Mother
  • Ceci Colon, Sister
  • Jimmy (Ivonne), Brother



  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 2, 2021


  • Cremation Private


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Lorraine Antoniello

January 2, 2021

Nelson was a good man and a great friend! He did projects in my house including my kitchen and helped me shovel snow. He was also my “limo” driver for my wedding!
Frank and I send our condolences to Elena and family. We love you!
Rest In Peace Nelson and “top of the morning....”

patricia riccardi

January 2, 2021

Heaven now has a prince! You will be sorely missed by all. My deepest condolences to Elena and family. You were a wonderful person and friend. Rest in peace.

Tony and Pat Riccardi

Jeannine Musselwhite

January 1, 2021

A prayer for Nelson,
Almighty Father, as we grieve the loss of Nelson Colon, help us remember his involvement in Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 356 especially his role as Scoutmaster.
He showed by example how to live the Scout Law. Please comfort his family and friends, for he will be dearly missed. Amen.

Every scout who passed through Nelson's leadership holds a piece of Nelson through what he had taught them. We are grateful to Nelson through his leadership and guidance our son received his Eagle Scout Award. It was through Scouting that we have formed a nearly 30 year friendship with Elena & Nelson.

With all the deaths from COVID, God needed more angels to help in heaven, He looked to Nelson and Nelson of course, did not hesitate. Nelson watch over your family and be their guardian angel. Until we meet again dear friend, rest in peace!
With love and friendship,
Jeannine & Rick Musselwhite & Family

Nancy Vanacore

January 1, 2021

From the time Nelson moved in across the street he became a great neighbor & friend ~
Always welcoming , caring , and first in line to help others.
You will greatly be missed, but you are no longer in pain from a disease you never deserved

John & Lucy Torres

January 1, 2021

Nelson was probably the nicest person we knew, the kind that would warm our hearts whenever we saw him. God must have needed his help in Heaven. May he enjoy everlasting freedom and peace. Condolences to Elena and the Cruz family, whom we consider an extension of our own.

Willie and Evie Olivera

January 1, 2021

We’ve known Nelson for over 30 years. During this time we’ve known Nelson to be a loving and caring husband and father. He was a great friend and a wonderful man who was always there to lend a helping hand. Nelson and Elena introduced Willie and I and for that we will be eternally grateful.

We will miss him dearly. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

Jose Marrero

December 31, 2020

To the Familia Colon; My deepest sympathy on your loss. Although I have not seen Nelson in probably over thirty eight years or so; I still think about old friends and neighbors growing up in the Barrio. May God grant him everlasting life in his kingdom and peace always to the family. God Bless.

Frank DiGirolamo

December 30, 2020

Nelson was a great friend, a great mentor, and a great teacher. I learned so much from him and I wouldn't be the electrician I am today if it wasn't for him. Besides working together and creating a great friendship we both LOVED THE YANKEES. We went to quite a few games together and had a great time.

Kim Mannine

December 30, 2020

So many wonderful memories with you Nelson. To me you were one of the kindest people I knew. You always treated my kids well even if you dumped my breastmilk without realizing it, do you have any idea how long it took to pump 2 ounces😂. You always had a smile on your face when I showed up unannounced with my family. Elena could always pick up and go to spend the day with me and you would always just fend for yourself. It may not seem like a big deal, but it was to me, not everyone is as easy as you were about the simple things. I remember when Elena first met you, she was enamored and that was no easy task in our apt because as roommates, we always made fun of each other’s dates, so much so that nobody ever wanted to come back to see us again.

I have no understanding as to why you would get such an awful disease, but I have to believe everything serves it’s purpose and as your beautiful daughter Jena said, you ended up meeting so many wonderful people during this whole experience and just maybe, it brought all of you closer together.

I know you’re at peace now and your beautiful children and grandchild and grandchildren to come will always have you looking out for them from above. You will be missed, but memories of you will last a lifetime❤️ Kim

Gordon Diehl

December 30, 2020

To my friend, you always brought a smile to my face. You never had a shortage of kind words, our conversations were always stimulating and full of knowledge, You brought much joy and happiness to more people than you know. I am lucky to have known you. ❤️