Manuel Colon ‘Manny’, of Patterson, NY, died peacefully at Danbury Regional Hospice on March 12, 2019, after a valiant battle against cancer. He was 71 years old.
Born on September 13, 1947, in Queens, NY son of the late Jesus and Celia (Pena) Colon. He honorably served in the US Air Force. Manuel met the love of his life, MaryAnne Rezack, over 30 years ago and together moved to Patterson, NY in 1992.
Manuel was a sheet metal worker with the Local Union #38 in Brewster, NY. Manny was a parishioner of St. Edward the Confessor Church in New Fairfield, CT. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Brewster Elks Lodge. He enjoyed antique cars, cooking and dancing – he loved to dance to all types of music.
Manny is survived by his loving wife MaryAnne, his daughters; Kristina Colon of Riverdale, NY, Jennifer Donato and her husband Christian of Riverdale, NY, his 3 grandchildren; Emma, Logan, Keira and his sisters; Belinda, Elba, Sonya, Irma, Margaret and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 23, 2019, at 10am at St. Edward the Confessor, New Fairfield, CT. Interment of his ashes will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY. Visitation will be held on Friday March 22, 2019, at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Manny to Pancreatic Cancer, www.Pancan.org.