BOARDMAN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Sta. Rosa de Lima Catholic Church for Rosa Julia Torres Suarez, 95, who departed from this life on Oct. 23, 2012.
Rosa was born in Villalba, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 27, 1917, the daughter of Carlos and Ramona Rentas Santiago.
She and her husband, the late Angel Torres Suarez, moved to this area in 1948.
Rosa was a homemaker who loved to cook all the traditional Puerto Rican dishes and she passed this art on to her daughters.
Rosa was a member of Sta. Rosa de Lima Church Rosa was named Mother of the Year for the Sons of Borinquen Social Club, an honor that humbles all recipients.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her four daughters, Alicia Jusino, Hilda (William) Torres, Elba (Shorty) Navarro, with whom she made her home, and Rita Lopez. She also leaves two stepchildren, Peter Torres and Margarita Rodriguez of Florida; eight grandchildren, Diana, Mari, Yolanda, Israel, George, Elisa, Michael and Nicholas; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Carmen Rentas of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, Rafael and Miguel Angel of Puerto Rico; and a cousin, Adela Guzman.
Besides her husband, Angel, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Luis, Efigenio, and Roque; her beloved grandson, Edwin, whom she reared; her great-granddaughter, Juliana; and her son-in-law, Israel Jusino Sr.
The family would like to give special thanks toMVI Hospice and Hospice of the Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like material donations be given to the Hispanic Social and Cultural Organization, O.C.C.H.A, 3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown, Ohio or to the Smile Network Cancer Support Group at the Blood and Cancer Center, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield, OH.
The Suarez Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and again Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at church.
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