OBITUARY

Doris E Colon

June 4, 1934December 3, 2018

Doris Elena Padilla Colon 1934 - 2018 Beloved mother, grandmother and friend. Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on June 4, 1934 to Eleanore and Zacharias Padilla. She was the second of four children; the eldest Luz, followed by brothers, Zacharias II, and Francisco. Doris survived all of her siblings. As a celebration of her life, we will share with you her many accomplishments, of which we are profoundly proud. At 16 years old Doris moved from Puerto Rico to New York City. Here she began a new life in a new land that was foreign to her. Though she spoke no English upon arrival, she endeavored to learn and taught herself. Her accomplishments were vast to include working as a seamstress at Princess Baby Wear, and other factory work. She never deviated from educating herself and from succeeding. She put herself through cosmetology school at Wilfred Beauty Academy and worked side by side with her dear friend, Lupe, at her salon. She went to driving school in a place where public transportation facilitated commute, becoming the first female in our immediate family to drive her own vehicle. Later, she worked as an office manager for Hope Community in New York City. Doris married Esmeraldo Colon. Together, they opened a ‘bodega’ in Spanish Harlem, NY, where they worked side by side to provide a better life for their family. Despite hardships, she always persevered. They had three beautiful children: two daughters, Janet and Debbie, and one son, Steven. Later in life, Doris became grandmother to five girls, Alexis, Tracey, Allison, Kimberly, and Samantha, to whom she lovingly became better known as “Other Mami”. Her beauty, intrepid spirit, quick-wit and strength still lives within her children and grandchildren. After a beautiful life filled with a tremendous amount of love, Doris passed in peace on December 3rd, 2018. May she rest in the warm embrace of our gracious creator, and may her spirit continue to live on in our hearts. Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

  • FAMILY

  • Doris was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on June 4, 1934 to Eleanore and Zacharias Padilla. She was the second of four children; the eldest Luz, followed by brothers, Zacharias II, and Francisco. Doris survived all of her siblings.

    Doris married Esmeraldo Colon. Together, they opened a ‘bodega’ in Spanish Harlem, NY, where they worked side by side to provide a better life for their family. Despite hardships, she always persevered.

    They had three beautiful children: two daughters, Janet and Debbie, and one son, Steven. Later in life, Doris became grandmother to five girls, Alexis, Tracey, Allison, Kimberly, and Samantha, to whom she lovingly became better known as “Other Mami”.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Committal Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Celebration Of Life Reception Sunday, December 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Doris E Colon

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Marisol Rodriguez

December 10, 2018

Siento mucho por el dolor por el que están pasando por la reciente pérdida de su ser querido. Por eso les escribo para que sepan que la Biblia da esperanza. A mí me han consolado mucho las palabras de la escritura de Hechos 24:15-‘y tengo esperanza en cuanto a Dios, esperanza que estos mismos también abrigan, de que va a haber resurrección así de justos como de injustos.’
Que maravillosa esperanza el saber que podrán disfrutar de estar con Doris otra vez. Tengan la seguridad de que Dios así lo hará.

Yanay Alfonso

December 9, 2018

Estimada Janet:
Nuestro más sentido pésame a la familia. Tu Mami fue ejemplo de mujer guerrera y determinada. Tu y tus hermanos son fruto de la educación, los valores y principios que ella supo sembrar en ustedes a lo largo de su vida.
Que en paz descanse!
Una vez más nuestras condolencias a toda la familia.
Un abrazo para ti y Luis.

Teresa Lopez

December 7, 2018

Hermosa historia de vida y perseverancia, en busca de lograr sus sueños y el bienestar de la familia. Ejemplo de mujer emprendedora. Llegue a todos sus familiares en nombre de Team Global USA y en especial a nuestros líderes; su hija Janet Colón Frank y su esposo Luis Camacho, nuestro más sentido pésame.

Raquel Padilla Colon e Hijos

December 7, 2018

Es inevitable sentir un gran dolor ante la pérdida de una persona muy querida, prima hermana y tia. Sabemos que todos venimos con una misión a este mundo y al parecer ella ya cumplió la suya. Agradezcámosle al Señor por tenerla entre sus brazos.

Roberto primi Rosales Colon

December 7, 2018

I am broken hearted. I will never forget my big Primi, may she rest in peace.

Brittany Adorno

December 7, 2018

It’s been awhile....when I met you, you were so kind and laughed at my attempt to speak Spanish lol. You welcomed me into your home with only the knowledge that I was Kimberly’s best friend. Your daughter and grandchildren loved you dearly. You are truly an amazing woman and have such a beautiful soul. You will always be missed. God bless and sweet dreams. Rest In Peace Abuela ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY