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JoAnn Torres

JoAnn Torres

Friday, July 31st, 1931 Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

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Obituary for JoAnn T. Torres

JoAnn T. Torres, 88, of Somers, beloved wife of John R. Torres for 65 years, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center. The daughter of the late Isador and Margret (Patrinovic) Tonsick, she was born in Ambridge, PA, and raised in Aliquippa near Pittsburgh. She lived in Somers for over 51 years. Devoted to her faith and her family, JoAnn was a communicant of St. Michael's Parish in East Longmeadow, MA. Over the years, JoAnn enjoyed traveling, dancing, theater with her husband, and going on retreats at The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. She was an avid reader and article clipper, always passing out articles to whomever she felt would benefit from reading them. She was an excellent baker and delighted in sharing her breads and recipes with her children, grandchildren, and friends. But most of all, she enjoyed her family and family gatherings, never wanting to miss a moment by leaving too early. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Besides her husband John, the love of her life and best friend, she is survived by six children, John Torres Jr. and his wife Sue of South Windsor, Mark Torres and his wife Sue of Sun Prairie, WI, Kathy Vamvilis and her husband Nick of Somers, Jerry Torres and his wife Becky of Enfield, Nancy Rossi and her husband Gordon of Glastonbury, and Lara Heline and her husband Chris of Amesbury, MA; 17 grandchildren, John Michael Torres, Matthew (Rikki) Torres, Christopher Torres, Colin Torres, Cooper Torres, Melissa (Kevin) Bailey, Nicole (Justin) Andrews, Peter Vamvilis (aka Taki), Gretchyn Betts (Zac Whittle), Garrett Torres, Megan Torres, Kathryn Torres, Alyson Torres, Morgan Rossi, Hayden Rossi, Calvin Heline, and Tucker Heline; five great grandchildren, Elijah Torres, Bradan Torres, Parker Torres, Connor Torres, and Brayson Whittle. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by three brothers Rudy, John, and Joseph Tonsick, and three sisters, Mary Yager, Fee Janicki, and Rose Fergus. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 9, 2019 at LEETE-STEVENS ENFIELD CHAPELS, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tues., Dec. 10, 2019 at St. Michael's Parish (Please meet at church), 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow. Burial will follow at Somers Center Cemetery. Donations in JoAnn's memory may be made to the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107 or St. Michael's Parish 128 Maple St, East Longmeadow MA 01028. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Leetestevens.com

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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Monday, December 9th, 2019
    3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Mass

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Michael Church, East Longmeadow, MA
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    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
    10:00am
    Please meet at Church
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 |
    Somers Center Cemetery
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    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

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Magdalene Adams

Aunt JoAnn will always remain in my heart and never forgotten. She was always so cheerful and kind and could lift me up to a better me.
Much love to all my cousins and Uncle John🙏 Meg and Chris
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Rosalind Swift

To Jerry Torres and family,
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss. Praying God's comfort, peace and strength. Rosalind Swift Enfield Safe Harbor Warming Center
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Margaret Teske

John and family,
I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing. Having lost Don this year, I know what you are going through and it's difficult. I'll see you in person tomorrow but just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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John and Terry Pilch

Peace, Prayers and Blessings to all of you. With love,
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