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“My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother.I was so sorry to hear that my Aunt Ana took a turn for the worst. I have fond memories of her...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Torres (Santiago) - NJ

“Madelyn, I was so very sorry read about your dear Mom's passing this week. I never knew her but I know you, dear Madelyn, so I am absolutely sure...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Gail Hetzel Stone - Portland, CT

“Ana was a woman of great strength and graceful elegance. My wife and I always enjoyed our conversations with her during the 30+ years we have been a...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Fran and Del Pawlowski - GALLUP, NM

“A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Herminia Flores-Mckenna - PA

“My heartfelt condolences to Evelyn, Phillip, Madelyn and the rest of the family. Les deseo paz y abrazos en estos momentos dificiles.Díos bless...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Ed Martínez - Hartford, CT

“We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Tia Ana was such a wonderful gentle soul and will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Elizabeth Arroyo - Hernandez - FL

“I will always remember my time with you Ana and my favorite brother Phillipe. Love always, Gracia ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Gracia Colon Caban - Perrysburg, OH

“You were always kind me and I always felt comfortable in your home. I am sad to hear of your passing. Rest in peace Tia Ana. I will miss you, Love...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Myrna Sherman Hernandez Colon - OH

“My condolences and prayers are with the devoted family and dear friends. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: jackie carrero - Moore haven, FL

“I am sending this message on behalf of my mother, Lydia R. Santiago (Arroyo), Ana's sister from Cherry Hill, New Jersey." I will miss you my dear...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: DIANA SANTIAGO - CHERRY HILL, NJ

“Phil,I have received the sad news about the passing of your beloved mother. I know that you were a great son who always stood by her side and...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jorge Flores - Hartford, CT

“Titi you will be missed... Papi and Mami talked of you and Tio to me often, I remember the stories you would tell me as well and visiting your home....Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Colon-Alves - Cameron, NC

“Pasamos muchos años juntas y pudimos recuperar parte del tiempo perdido. Ya estàs en el viaje hacia la eternidad que todos en algún...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Eva Garnier - Mayaguez - Sister

“In Memories of .Tia Ana Colon,Garnieryour Family in Floridan ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Gloria Arroyo - Punta Gorda, FL

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all, Love your cousin Angie Colon Drake ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Angie Drake - Clearwater, FL

“To the family: May God give you the peace and serenity to face such painful loss. Rest in peace, Ana. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ivan & Awilda Freytes - Bayamon

“QDDG- Que De Dios Goce ! ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Jose Rodriguez - West Hartford

“Que la paz de Dios les ayude a tener conformidad por la perdida de quien en vida fuera su ser querido; madre y abuela Mrs.Ana Colon. Mi mas sentido...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Deseo expresar mi mas sentido pesame por la perdida de Dona Ana. Siempre tengo buenos recuerdos de su presencia a lado de su marido en la comunidad...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Rev. Thomas Mitchell - PA

“My Deepest Condolences. She will always be in my heart. We would only see each other on her trips to Philadelphia, PA. I do have a special memory...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Irma Arroyo - Philadelphia, PA

“My condolences to the family. My sweet aunt will be missed. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Melisa Calderon - Bernardsville, NJ

“I found this quote online..."As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens." Tia...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Marion Mckenna - Philadelphia, PA

“Eternal rest, grant her O Lord. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Kayode & Boye Akinwande - IL


Ana Garnier Santana Vda de Colon, 85 formerly of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2016. She was born in Barrio Sabanetas, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on November 10, 1931 to Jose Garnier Y Rovira from Mayaguez and Herminia Santana, originally from Sabana Grande. Ana lost her beloved husband Felipe Colon Caban in 2012 and is happy to be reunited with him in the eternal life. Her three children , Evelyn, Philip and Madelyn and grandchildren , Madelyn Gaines, Philip Colon 111, Gary Gaines , Jacob Pawlowski, Simone Gaines, Camila Pawlowski, Jessie Colon and her great-granddaughter Ciara Colon are forever blessed to have known and felt the warm embrace of Ana's love and support as are her two newest great-grandchildren, Olivia Gaines and Asher Pawlowski. Ana migrated to Hartford, Connecticut in 1952 on her wedding day and lived in Hartford and West Hartford. She attended Sacred Heart Church, where she taught catechism and was a staunch advocate of her children's education at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph and Northwest Catholic High School. After moving to West Harford, Ana pursed her own continuing education and career, and worked at The Travelers Insurance Company as a Clerk in the Customer Service Division, Financial Services Department and Annuity Services, New Business Unit from 1978 to 1993 when she retired. She was consistently recognized for her strong work ethic and perfect attendance, and admired by coworkers for her smile and grace under pressure. In retirement Felipe and Ana rediscovered the island of their birth and exposed many new friends and relatives to her fantastic cooking. Ana leaves an extended family of stepbrothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Florida and Puerto Rico. Several were her constant phone companions over the years as she shared stories and the successes of her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 10:00a.m. at the Church of Saint Brigid 1088 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery ,West Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St., West Hartford on Friday October 21, 2016 from 4-7 p.m.
The Colon Family extends their sincere gratitude to all of Ana's doctors and the health care professionals who gave her such compassionate comfort care at Hartford Hospital. For online condolences please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com