Spanning Three Centuries of Service

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Francis J. Colosa

Francis J. Colosa

We are heartbroken to announce the death of Francis J. Colosa. He passed away peacefully in his home, on July 11, 2022, from a battle with Parkinson’s Disease, with his loving wife of 49 years, Maria and his youngest daughter by his side. Frank was characterized by many as a gentle man with a kind and giving spirit, whose presence and strength were felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He had a servant’s heart and often loved others before himself, most sincerely showing these attributes through his service to others both in his profession, as a security electronics specialist for the US Postal Inspectors for 38 years, and in his volunteer service to the city of New Rochelle for the past 45 years.
His volunteer work over that time included running Saturday night bingo at St. Gabriel’s Church, leading the New Rochelle Country Fair for 10 years, alongside his wife Maria, volunteering in the Emergency Room at Sound Shore Medical Center, and helping with floats and filming in the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1998 he and his wife Maria were honored by the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce with a humanitarian award for the service to the community. After retirement, he stayed active by continuing to volunteer with Saint Gabriel’s Church by counting their offerings.
At home he was a man of few words but preferred to show his love through his actions and when he did speak, he had remarkable wit. A devoted husband and partner to his wife of 51 years, he exemplified partnership in every sense of the word; where there was one, there was always the other! Always true, always stable, entirely reliable and a good provider, he was a loyal and devoted husband and father.
Frank struggled with Parkinson’s long before he had an official diagnosis but, true to his spirit, never complained and continued to do whatever he could to stay active and always be helpful to others. We know he was devastated as his condition worsened and he began losing his independence over the past 4 years, something that he treasured because of how industrious he always was. One of his primary concerns was the impact his condition would have on his wife. In his affliction his concern still fell to others.
In his last days it was a priority to his family to have him home so they could show him their love with reciprocal devotion and service he so freely gave to others. They have confidence that he is now at peace with God and an eternal hope that he is free of his affliction in heaven.
Frank is survived by his wife, Maria, daughters Michelle, Frances, Jesse and Elizabeth, son Michael, grandchildren John, Craig, Cierra, Silas and Levi, sister Elizabeth and brother Sal along with many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday July 18, 2022 at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, in New Rochelle, NY from 4pm to 8pm for the wake and Tuesday July 19, 2022 at 10am at Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle, NY.

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