Melissa Rose Torsell August 19, 1919 June 17, 2013 Melissa Rose Torsell passed away Monday evening peacefully with her family surrounding her at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. She was born on August 19, 1919, in Jacksonville, the daughter of the late Constance and Francis (Sharp) Curtin. She married Joseph Torsell who preceded her in death on June 4, 1997. She was a homemaker, worked on the farm and devoted much of her life to her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crossword puzzles, crocheting, painting ceramics, and spending time with family. She is survived by her two sisters, Jean Lucas and Katherine Sprout. Her six children include four sons and two daughters, Frank and wife, Dolores Torsell, of Bellefonte, Bernie and wife, Darlene Torsell, of Pennsylvania Furnace, Mary Lojeski and Susan Clouser, of Bellefonte, Jim and wife, Kathryn Torsell, of Bellwood, and David and wife, Michelle Torsell, of Bellefonte. The 10 grandchildren include Kelly Bressler, Joseph Lojeski, Matt Torsell, Lisa Bellows, Tony Torsell, Travis Torsell, Joanna Jennings, Michelle Campbell, Vincent Torsell, and Shane Torsell along with 11 great grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 8:30-930 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Funeral mass will immediately follow at 9:30 a.m., with Father Neil R. Dadey officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Bellefonte. Memorial Contributions can be made to the
, P.O Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. of Bellefonte. Online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on June 19, 2013