Gloria Iris Collazo 81, of Hoboken, passed away peacefully in the home of her eldest daughter Annette Vidal Lisa, where she was surrounded by her 4 loving daughters on Sunday January 8, 2023. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She first resided in New York City, until she had her first 3 daughters.
Later she moved to Hoboken, where she then raised her 4 daughters. Gloria, aka "Gory" was sadly stricken with dementia and was cared for by her daughter Annette in Montville. It was here in Montville where she resided for 10 years. She was a full time mother and caregiver to her grandchildren. She loved to dance and took extreme pleasure in cleaning. Gloria was well known in the town of Hoboken for her authentic Puerto Rican meals, especially her Pork Roast. She loved being a hostess and the kitchen became her new dance floor. Most of all she enjoyed any and all social gatherings where her cooking shined.
Predeceased by her parents Raymon Collazo and mother Carmen Collazo (Martinez) Gloria was raiseded by her loving step-mother Esther Collazo. She is survived by her daughters Annette Vidal-Lisa, husband Michael A Lisa, Jeannette (Cookie) Phillips and her husband Marvin E. Phillips, Elaine Vidal, and Frances Gonzalez and her husband Dionny. Dear sister of Haydee Torres, Georgina Gonzalez and Sonya Colon. Loving grandmother of Evie Nicole Castro, Halston Castro, Michael J. Lisa, Jason Lisa, Amanda M. Reyes, Elaine T. Reyes, Dionny Gonzalez , Raven Marie Gonzalez, Lexis Kolbi Gonzalez, Victoria Frances Gonzalez. Predeceased by brothers Francisco Collazo and Luis Angel Collazo.Sisters Lydia and Migdalia Collazo, and grandson Halston B. Castro.
A Memorial Service and a Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be announced.