Isabelle J. Collora
October 31, 1926 – September 9, 2018
Isabelle Jeanette Collora, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, cousin, mentor, and friend to all she met, entered eternal peace on Sunday, September 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 31, 1926, in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, to Nicola Latorraca and Jeanette Tirico, Isabelle was married to Peter Collora in 1946 and the couple moved to Dallas in 1952 where they raised their children, established a construction business, and were active in civic life. Isabelle, also known as Mrs. "C", co-founded Homeward Bound, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing substance abuse treatment and residential alternatives to incarceration for adult probationers throughout the State of Texas. Since its establishment, Homeward Bound, has served close to 200,000 patients and is nationally and internationally recognized for ground breaking work in recovery treatments. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Peter Joseph Collora, son, Andrew Collora, and daughter-in-law, Charlene Collora, Isabelle is survived by her children Charles Joseph, Peter Francis and wife, Leslie, daughter Jeanette Marie, six grandchildren, Andrew and wife, Melissa, Alicia and husband, Brian, Nicole and husband, John, Steven and wife, Shelley, Mariette, Jeanne, and great grandchildren, Noah, Balin, Nina, Caroline, Avangeline, Nicolas, and expected Laurelle, and cousins, Katherine, Pete, Alex, and Katy Wagner. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Arthur Unachukwu, Celebrant, will be held on September 20, 2018, 2:00 pm at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-871-1362. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Isabelle will be celebrated by her family, and laid to rest next to her beloved husband Peter, and her parents, in Upper Montclair, New Jersey at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery the following Saturday. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in the the name of "Mrs. C." to Homeward Bound Inc., 5300 University Hills Blvd. Dallas, Texas, 75241. They may also be reached at 214-941-3500.
- Visitation Wednesday, September 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 20, 2018
Isabelle J. Collora
September 18, 2018
My memories of Isabelle was when I first joined the Guadalupana Society in 1997, I had just turned 24, and just like the other ladies she welcomed me into the group with a big ole hug, kiss and that beautiful smile that characterized her. I will always remember her thoughtfulness, warm/loving, and kindhearted nature. The last time I visited with her was last year right before the holidays at our annual Christmas posada, but before that my mother and I had hand delivered the Pilgrimage Virgin (For those who do not know what a Pilgrimage Virgin is, she’s the one who visits the homes of a Guadalupana sister and family for a period of one week, it’s a time where she prays the Holy Rosary and asks for all the needs of the group, church and family). She gave us a tour of her home and mentioned that both her and her husband had designed it together. I had my nephew Adan with me and she so graciously gave him a toy to play with and said that it had belonged to one of her sons. She’ll forever be missed by all of her Guadalupana sisters😢😢 and by all of those that had the privilege and honor of knowing a beautiful soul like Isabelle. May the perpetual eternal light shine upon you my dear friend. RIP.... MRS. ISABELLE COLLORA!!!!!!🌹🌹