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Maria Torchia

Oceanport - Maria Torchia, age 89 of Oceanport, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Mrs. Torchia was born in Miglierina Italy and lived in Long Branch before moving to Oceanport in 1996. Maria was a seamstress for Long Branch Manufacturing Co. for many years before retiring. She was a parishioner of Star of the Sea Church of Christ the King Parish and member of the International Ladies Garment Worker Union. Maria loved gardening but her greatest passion in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She touched many of us with her loving nature & beautiful smile that warmed our hearts.

She was predeceased by her husband Mikelangelo Torchia in 1979 and her son Anthony in 2001. Surviving are her son and daughter in law, Pasquale and Eileen Torchia of Oceanport; her brother, Pasquale Esposito of Miglierina; 2 grandchildren, Cynthia Rivera and her husband Joel; Michael Torchia and his fiancée Jenn Neral and two great grandchildren, Anthony and Michael Rivera.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 - 8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave. in Long Branch. Funeral, Tuesday; 9 am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at Star of the Sea Church in Long Branch. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. Letters of condolence may be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 17, 2018
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