Carmelo “Tito” Colon, 60, of Worcester walked with God on Thursday, April 13 in his home surrounded by his loved ones after fighting a battle with cancer.
He leaves his two daughters; Nina Colon of Worcester and Bianca Cote and her husband Chris of Hoboken, New Jersey, three grandchildren; Oscar Colon, Amarylis Valentin & Ani Donikian, two great-grandchildren; Omari & Leonel Colon.
Carmelo was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, son of Vincent and Perfecta (Padilla) Colon. Carmelo was one of nine children; he leaves four brothers and three sisters and was predeceased by a brother. He is an alum of Burncoat High School. He was a talented tattoo artist for over 20 years and transformed his passion into a successful business that was a cornerstone of the Worcester community. He was a gifted artist and loved creating all kinds of art as an expression of himself and the love he had for others. He never stopped evolving his craft. He was inspired by men like Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger who embodied strength, resilience, hard work, and compassion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the beach, and skateboarding. Carmelo “Tito” Colon – the father, the artist, the fighter, the legend. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and the community upon which his impact will never be forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to a visiting hour on Wednesday, April 19th from12:30-1:30 PM in Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm at the conclusion of visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that his last wish is honored and donations be made in Carmelo's honor to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.