Lorain - Sister Carmen Torres, MSW, LSW, Sisters of Divine Providence, 70, of Lorain Ohio, died Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland of surgical complications.
Sister Carmen was born on December 23, 1942 in Lares, Puerto Rico. Sister Carmen entered religious life on August 1, 1978. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She came to Pittsburg in 1980 and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Sister Carmen came to Lorain in 1984 to work as a Counselor/Therapist for the Nord Center for 15 years then Lorain Manor Nursing Home, Lincoln Counseling Center of Lorain for Children then most recently for Bellfaire JCB of Elyria, also counseling children.
Sister Carmen was an active member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain. She enjoyed landscaping, flowers, plants and cooking and taking food to those in need. She also enjoyed playing her Maracas in the church choir and whenever Spanish music was played. Sister Carmen was a true servant of the Lord. She was a kind, generous person and consistent in her love of God. In spite of her recent illness she remained persevering and happy in spirit.
Sister Carmen will be dearly missed by her sisters Olga Castillo of Manhattan, New York, Francisca Torres Arroyo of Hatillo Puerto Rico and Nereida Torres de Gonzalez of Arecibo, Puerto Rico; brothers Antonio and Anibal Torres Arroyo both of Hatillo and Reynaldo Torres Arroyo of Arecibo; many nieces and nephews and a good friend Sister Theresa Stegman of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roque Torres and Ruperta Arroyo; Ramona, Placida, Georgina Torres Arroyo and Juana Lucia; and her brothers Artemio and Herman Torres Arroyo.
Her family will receive friends Monday, May 20 from 2 until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel Rev. Father William A. Thaden, Pastor, will officiate, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. Friends will also be received at Providence Heights on Tuesday May 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wake Service at 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Retirement Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd. Allison Park, PA 15101.
Funeral arrangements are by Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain (440) 277-8164.
For further information and to sign the online register book, see Reidyfuneral.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on May 18, 2013