The Brigham community mourns the loss of Angel Colon, who passed away on Dec. 22 following an illness. He was 56.
Mr. Colon had been a member of the Brigham family since 2003. He is remembered as a hardworking, kind and thoughtful colleague and friend.
He was beloved by those he worked with who will miss his positive spirit.
“Losing Angel is like losing a close friend,” said Labina Shrestha, operations manager in Environmental Services. “We miss him every day. He was a kind-hearted person who enjoyed helping others. Angel worked very diligently and always had a smile on his face. He will be in our hearts forever.”
A project technician in Environmental Services for more than 17 years, Mr. Colon was responsible for many tasks throughout the hospital, including groundskeeping, snow removal, floor maintenance and more. He was known by many people at the Brigham, including long-time colleague Vilma Vargas, a supervisor in the department.
“What it means to lose someone like Angel is very hard to describe in a few words,” Vargas said. “I can say that I’ve never met anyone else who was so humble and honest. Angel had a beautiful soul. We are going to miss him, and he’ll be in our memories forever.”
Rachel Hall, a manager in Environmental Services, was always struck by how seriously Mr. Colon took his responsibilities at work and how much he cared for those around him.
“He had the innate ability to sincerely be a kind and hardworking colleague to all,” Hall said. “He spoke to everyone he walked by while being dutiful at his job. He wasn’t a man of many words, but he was a man of high energy and a positive spirit.”
Mr. Colon is survived by his wife, Maria Pinto; his sons, Nathaniel Pinto and Luis Colon; his daughter, Norma J. Colon; five grandsons, three granddaughters and many other family members, friends and loved ones.