On January 15th, 2014, Colleen Celia passed away due to
complications during childbirth. She left behind her husband, Paul Celia, her
children, Dallas, 14, Adrian, 9 and Jocelyn, 6, and a brand new baby girl, Mya
Rose. She was only 32 years old.
Her family and friends are devastated by this tragedy. It
was less than a year ago that we were celebrating at their wedding, admiring
their hopeful smiles as they embarked on their new life as a family. Paul
wasn't just marrying the woman of his dreams, he was committing himself to her
children, and the joy on their faces as she walked down the aisle showed us
that they loved him too. They were all so happy to be together. They were
looking forward to the new baby to complete their loving family. Now Paul is
bringing that baby home without Colleen. He is a single father who wants more
than anything to keep the children together, in their new house, as Colleen
would have wanted.
He needs our help.
They were a two-income household and now they are one. The
last thing they should have to worry about is whether they can afford to stay
Please give whatever you can to help this family. We cannot
ease their grief, or bring back their beautiful wife and mother. But we can
help keep the burden of financial hardship from making it worse.
Colleen was a vibrant, ambitious young woman who loved
reading and writing poetry, photography, and music. She was a fun-loving and
devoted mother to her children. Her smile lit up the room and her laugh was
spontaneous and strong, the sort of laugh that turned heads, and made you want
to laugh along with her. She was loyal, opinionated and strong. She would have
done anything for the people she loved. Help us to honor Colleen's life by
giving to the family she worked so hard to bring together.
Born in Brockton, Feb. 21, 1981, a daughter of Joan (Carey)
Proffit of Weymouth and Raymond Romero and his wife Barbara (Brockway) Romero
of Easton, she was raised and educated in Easton and received an associate's
degree from Massasoit Community College in Brockton. Colleen worked as a
patient service coordinator for Vanguard Medical of Braintree. She previously
worked as a personal trainer for Boston Sports Club. In addition to her husband
Paul and her parents, she is survived by her children, Dallas, Adrian, Jocelyn,
and her newborn child Mya Rose; her siblings, Bruce, Susan, Nicole, David and
the late James; and her paternal grandfather, Ramon Romero of Brockton. She was
also the paternal granddaughter of the late Ruth (Otero) Romero and maternal
granddaughter of the late Thomas and Helena Carey. She is also survived by many
aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers.