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Estefania "Esther" Hernandez

January 16, 1953 ~ February 10, 2019 (age 66)

Estefania Colon Hernandez "Esther" was born on January 16, 1953, in Catano, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Jose Colon and Francisca Rivera.  She departed this life on February 10, 2019, at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, DE.

Esther, as she was affectionately called, had worked as an interpreter for the State of Delaware at the Department of Social Services, Children and Families First, and Family Court.  

She was preceded in death by her late parents and by one son, Juan Flores.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her husband, Jose Marquez; children, Angel Cardona, Marcus Valez, Carlos Hernandez, III, and Keila Ledbetter (Otis); her siblings, Norberto Colon (Gladys), Abelardo Colon (Minerva), David Colon (Marina), Lucia Cardona (Victor), Yolenda Rivas (Jose B), Jose A. Colon, Olga I Colon, Carmen L. Colon and Antonia Occasio, Maria & Luis Rivas, Domingo and Athena Colon and Jorge L. Colon; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; best friend Edie LaFlaca; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life Service and Viewing will be Monday, February 18, 2019, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805, from 1:00 pm  4:00 pm.  Her burial will be private.

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