Worcester-Lydia E. Colon, 68, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at St. Vincent's Hospital.
Lydia was known for her love of family and God. Lydia had a strong faith; she reminded those around her how important it is to have God in your life. Lydia lost her only child Elizabeth Bonilla to Lupus on April 29, 2019, and for the past year she struggled to keep her faith but never gave up. As any loving, caring mother would do for their child, Lydia donated a kidney to save her daughter's life which allowed her daughter some time here with her mother and her daughter. Lydia strongly believed in the word of God and that helped her get through the most difficult year of her life.
Lydia enjoyed reading the bible daily, she would cite versus on any given day because that is what made her feel happy. At family gatherings she was always the person to give blessing and pray for the family. She enjoyed caring for her house plants and shopping in her favorite stores, JC Penny and Macys. She also loved going out to eat and having just one glass of red wine, dancing to salsa music with family, and listening to her Christian music in her quiet time. She cared deeply for her family especially her only granddaughter whom she always thought of as a gift from God. Lydia was an amazing cook and had a smile and laugh that could light up any room. In her younger years she was a runner up in a Beauty Queen Pageant in Long Island, New York. Lydia was loved by so many and will be truly missed.
Lydia is predeceased by her father, Francisco Colon-Bonilla, her mother, Maria Cintron and two sisters, Edna Colon and Teresa Rodriguez, and her daughter Elizabeth Bonilla.
She leaves her granddaughter, Alanna Bonilla of Central Islip, NY; a brother, Guillermo Colon and his wife, Gloria; nieces and nephews, Leslie Price and her husband, Steven, Beatrice Figueroa and her husband, Ignacio of Worcester, Guillermo Colon, Jr. and his wife, Esmeralda of Worcester, Lisa Casiano and her husband, Jimmy of Worcester and Francisco Montalvo, Wilson Montalvo and Jesus Rivera of Worcester, and her beloved nieces and nephews the Rodriguez family from Brentwood, NY, she also leaves many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace." —Numbers 6:24–26 NKJV
Visiting Hours are Monday, June 8 at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street from 10:30am to 12:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery.