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Esperanza "Panchi" Collazo

December 15, 1958 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Esperanza Collazo Obituary

Esperanza "Panchi" Collazo, age 64, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, November 11, 2023 in Wilmington, Delaware. Esperanza "Panchi" Collazo was born December 15, 1958 in Manhattan, New York, a daughter of the late Efrain Collazo and Ana Gutierrez. She was preceded in death by her common law husband, Francisco "Cordero" Torres. Esperanza is survived by her three children, Sylvia Torres-Albelo (Hector) of Vineland, NJ. Jessica Torres of Wilmington, DE. and Francisco Torres Jr of Elkton,MD. She is also survived by two siblings, Nilsa "Evelyn" Collazo of Wilmington,DE and Carlos Collazo of New Castle, DE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Efrain Collazo and Ana Gutierrez along with her two brothers, Jeffrey Collazo and Efrain Collazo Jr.  She had been employed at OCI as a Data Entry associate for 20+ years and retired. Panchi was well known by everyone at the office due to her friendly and helpful ways. Panchi met and had many lifelong friends at OCI.

Panchi enjoyed watching football games, especially the Eagles. She was a die hard Eagles fan.

She enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets, listening to music,shopping, going camping with the grandkids, going on vacations to explore and see new things, and she enjoyed playing UNO attack with her grandchildren.

Esperanza "Panchi" Collazo, will be dearly missed by not only her children and siblings but a host of great-grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Esperanza will be at Cathedral Cemetery 2400 Lancaster Ave. Wilmington, DE.  Date and time TBA 

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