OBITUARY

Maria Colon

May 15, 1924February 9, 2019

MARIA MARTORELL COLON 5-15-1924 2-9-2019

Maria was born in Mallorca, Spain and lived through the Spanish civil war during her childhood. She came to the US in the early 1950s with the family of Joseph G. Butler III. Maria and the Butlers formed a close familial bond that remains to this day and has spanned 5 generations. She was married to Juan Colon for more than 60 years.

Maria dedicated great part of her life to taking care of children whom she loved with her whole heart and she was loved back as a mother, grand mother and as a friend. She was madrina (God mother) to over 70 children.

She loved to travel and travel she did visiting many countries , she wrote poetry, did oil paintings, enjoyed the opera, classical music and the theater. She was active in Saint Rose of Lima Catholic church in Youngstown, Ohio and the Legion of Mary for many years. She was a member of the Sons of Borinquen and Married Couples club and other cultural and social organizations.

Maria loved to entertain and she was a wonderful cook and mastered international cuisine that included dishes from Spain, Asia, East India, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Maria was preceded in death by her mother, Isabel Tomas; father, Jose Martorell and husband, Juan Colon. She is survived by her son, Luis Jovel; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Jovel and granddaughter, Bea Jovel and many other relatives.

If unable to attend Maria's funeral mass, please visit stjeromeonline.org or live streaming of mass from. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7950 131st Street N., Seminole, FL 33776\727-391-0121

  • FAMILY

  • Luis (Cheryl) Jovel, Son
  • Bea Jovel, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Luis Jovel

February 15, 2019

Luis Jovel

February 15, 2019

Luis Jovel

February 15, 2019

Joann Diaz

February 13, 2019

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Joann Diaz

February 13, 2019

I always looked forward to taking a drive with mommy (Esther Pagan) to visit Titi Maria and Tio Juanito. We would enjoy Breakfast at Cracker Barrel Lunch at Panera and fun times at the condo. Titi Maria was very dear to my parents she and Tio Juanito helped them through many phases of their life. Good times and bad times their bond was genuine. In life and death you are cherished and will always remain in our hearts

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY