Consuelo Alfaro Williams, 85, earned her inter-disciplinary studies degree in her 60s

Consuelo Alfaro Williams

Consuelo Alfaro Williams

Consuelo Alfaro Williams, of Columbia, died Nov. 8, 2015, at Providence Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 85.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 1529 Assembly St. in Columbia. Father West will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington.

Born in Detroit, she was a daughter of the late Gervasio and Isabelle Durand Alfaro. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She retired from Bellsouth after 37 years of service. Following her career, she was a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in inter-disciplinary studies.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Laura Nicolai Kent, of Port Royal; sons, Karl Nicolai, of Columbia and John Patrick Nicolai (Bonnie), of Beaufort; grandchildren, Jessica Vigil (George), Justin Thane Nicolai, Jack Nicolai, Caroline Nicolai and Luke Nicolai; great-grandson, Gabriel Vigil; brothers, Mitchell Alfaro, of Detroit and Herbert Alfaro (Joyce), of St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William A. Nicolai; son, Billy Nicolai; grandson, 1st Lt. Phillip Kent; brother, Ricardo Alfaro; and sister, Helen Hebel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Woodridge Funeral Home.

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