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Antonia Soto Collazo

Monday, February 17, 2014 - Updated: 7:15 AM

February 14, 2014

Mrs. Antonia Soto Collazo, 95, of Anderson Circle, Nelliston, died Friday, Feb. 14, at her daughter's home on West Street in Fort Plain with her family by her side.

Born July 15, 1918, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Juan Soto Dumont and Maria Collazo. She had been a resident of the Fort Plain area for the past 10 years, previously residing in Puerto Rico.

She was a seamstress for many years, until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Anas Church, Santaria Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Antonia was married to Juan Rivera Castro, who preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by her sister, Rosa Soto, and three brothers, Antonio Butler, Felipe Soto and Juan Soto.

Antonia Soto is survived by her children, Maria Gonzalez, Jose Rivera and Hector Rivera. She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Reid Street, Fort Plain, with the Rev. Dennis Murphy officiating.

The family will receive relatives and friends today (Monday), Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain. Burial will take place at a later date in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Antonia Soto Collazo may be made to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 119 Reid St., Fort Plain 13339.

Please sign the online guestbook for Antonia at


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