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Dalila Peréz

Obituary for Dalila Peréz

October 11, 2017
New Haven, Connecticut

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Sister


Dalila Peréz, 88 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Peréz. Dalila was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on January 26, 1929, a daughter of the late Hipólito Colón and the late Francisca Meléndez. She lived in Bayamon, Puerto Rico for most of her life and in New Haven for a total of eight years. Dalila is survived by two sons, Elvis Peréz and his wife Lucy of Staten Island, NY and William Peréz and his wife Ana of New Haven, six grandchildren, Elvis Peréz, Jr., Christopher Peréz, Jessica Peréz-Philpotts, and Anthony, Mariya and Isaiah Peréz, and six great grandchildren, Kayla, Leah and Alana Philpotts, Anthony Peréz, Jr., Gabriel Peréz, and Analia Torres. She was predeceased by seven sisters, Damaris, Gloria, Mery, Lydia, Isabel, Erminia and Carmen Colón, and five brothers, Enrique, Daniel, Juan, Rafael and Angel Colón.

Dalila's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven.

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