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Roberto Colón Ortiz

Obituary for Roberto Colón Ortiz

August 16, 2017
New Haven, Connecticut

Loving Father, Brother and Grandfather


Roberto Colón Ortiz, 61 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Roberto was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico on July 11, 1956, a son of the late Gilberto Colón Maldonado and the late Gladys Ortiz. He had lived in Coamo for most of his life, in Middletown, NJ for several years, and in New Haven for the past four years. While living in Coamo, Roberto owned and operated a grocery store for many years, retiring in 2006. He is survived by three daughters, Carmen Alicía Colón of Rochester, NY, Maritza Colón and Magaly Santos of New Haven, two sons, Ramón Luís Colón and his wife Nairy of New Haven and Angel Colón of Coamo, Puerto Rico, one sister, Awilda Colón of Comerio, Puerto Rico, and four brothers, Edgardo Colón of New Haven, Rafael Vargas and his wife Bernice of Farmingdale, NY, Pedro Vargas and his wife Alicía of Burlington, NC, and Julio Colón of Coamo. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, José Roberto Colón.
Roberto's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home during that time.




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