Jaime Colón Rivera, age 79, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of the late Maria L. Colon has passed away to the peaceful, glorious presence of the almighty on Sept. 7, 2021, in St. Vincent's Medical Center while surrounded by those who love him dearly. We cannot state the word Love in the past tense as loving a man with such a genuine heart and spirit is not something you stop simply because he is no longer physically with us. Jaime was a man full of life, full of love for others and knowing him was a blessing from above. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to the late Isidoro Colón and the late Carmen Maria Rivera; in 1942 and at an early age, having lost his dad, being the oldest of all the children in the home, he embraced the responsibilities to be there for his younger siblings and help provide for them. After he married his beloved wife Maria, Jaime relocated from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, New York but not too long after went back home. Just a few years later, he once again decided to come back to the United States mainland where he then moved to Bridgeport in 1976 and has resided here since. Jaime had a very humble demeanor but wherever he went, he managed to gain the love, appreciation, and admiration of everyone around him. He was so genuine, people felt connected to him in just a short while. He had the ability to mend generational gaps because he would bond with anyone regardless of age, walk of life, or history. It didn't take much for Jaime to be happy. He enjoyed the simple things in life, like some cultural Puerto Rican music played on the "Cuatro" or other string instruments and played by some of the most talented musicians found in Puerto Rico. Sitting back enjoying some Cañita and some tunes at times is all it took! As a husband and father, he never stopped working and did whatever job he needed, in order to make sure his family never went without. As a human being, he never turned his heart away from someone in need. He would look to see what he can do to bring a smile to the face of someone who evidently may need one. He never offended anyone, and always thought twice before he would ever deliberately do anything against anyone. His Neighbors, Coworkers, Family, and friends love Jaime and truly know that his passing from this life is nothing less than one of the most unfortunate things to happen to us all in our lives. Jaime, you may have lost an earthly battle, but having God on your side, you won the war. A war that intended to break you down, to cause havoc against your health, but NOTHING could ever truly take away the love you planted in each heart and know that seed of love and those you touched will never forget you! You will be missed more than you will ever know! Until we meet again, and for those who trust the Lord, we know this to be true!
To Cherish his memory, Jaime leaves behind his son Orlando Colón; daughter Lissette Colón and her husband Anibal Ruiz; his grand-children Orlando Colón, Jr., Julyssa Miranda and her husband Julian. his siblings Luz M. Colón-Rivera, Alfredo Colón-Rivera, Amelia Colón-Rivera, Felícita Colón-Rivera, Adelaida Colón-Rivera, Efraín Colón-Rivera, Carmen M. Colón-Rivera & Luz M.Laboy. and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who sorely miss him
A Viewing / Visitation has been scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 4-7 P.M. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, (Peaceful Light Funeral Home), 426 E. Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT;
A funeral service has been scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021, beginning at 11:00 A.M. Followed by interment in the Mt. Grove Easton Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved.
Please logon to www.luzdepaz.com where you may share your memories, prayers, pictures and so much more. a Memorial webcast will go live DURING the visitation and may be accessed via this memorial webpage.
Please remember for those joining us in person, the City of Bridgeport, CT, Ordinance, implemented as of August 12, 2021, requires anyone INSIDE our facility to wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times. We comprehend, it is cumbersome the wearing masks, but we also understand that your health, safety, and the same of all those in attendance is of the utmost importance for us. Therefore, we kindly request all those entering the facilities during any service to help us help you by remaining safe and vigilant. We appreciate your anticipated cooperation. Also please remember, during the pandemic entrance into the facility will be exclusively through the back door in order to control the number of persons inside the facility. The limit of persons inside at one time cannot exceed the number dictated by the family. When we reach that capacity, we will be gladly allowing those that are in line to enter in the same amount that exits. Stay safe, and blessed and We appreciate your anticipated cooperation and presence as we celebrate the life of such a great man!
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