Maria de Los Angeles Torres passed peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 74 years in Wyckoff hospital surrounded by her loving and supportive family after her battle with Cancer. She was born August 2, 1944 in Santurce, Puerto Rico to the late Estebania Ramos and Antonio Paris who was deceased before she was born, the youngest of nine siblings Justino Pizarro (deceased), Benita Hill (deceased), Guadalupe Suarez (deceased), Zocimo Paris (deceased), Thomasa Velasquez, Santiago Paris, Santiaga Paris, Estebania Randolph. In the winter of 1947 at the age of three accompany by her mother she moved to New York where she was receive by her siblings with open arms to complete the family. She was raise by her oldest sister Benita and her sister’s husband James Hills in which later on in life she refer to them as Mom and Dad.
In her travels of maturity and education, she celebrated graduations and along the way she met her first love Rudolph Blackwell than she became bless with two daughters, Linda and Ruby. Soon after mature agreements they went their separate ways and co-parent they daughters. While working in a factory as an assembly line worker in which she had supervise a team of 15 employees, she met Augustine Torres and fell in love with him. On January 6 1969, they were married and 9 months later had their only son name Augustine Torres Junior. Later on, they had added two more addition to their family, which was Juanita and Abigail. She later became a housewife to care for her beloved family. On December 24 of 2003, she lost her true love of 35 years to Parkinson disease.
During her devotion to her community and the building, she meet a gentleman by the name of Juan Torres which later on became her best friends and confidant of 12 years. During they relationship they enjoy music, dancing, movies and trips. Maria emerges herself with her children, grandchildren and great children enjoying music and celebrating her favorite holidays, which are Halloween, Christmas and Birthdays. She also work with her community as an advocate to all those who could not do for themselves, Maria was a positive face in her building 78 Troutman Street. Everyone who came her way she would befriend them with a smile and kind heart. She attendant St. Joseph Church occasionally.
In 2017 Maria was diagnose with cancer. Immediately her family and friends came together to assist in any way possible with this enforcing illness. Maria continue to fight the good fight with chemo, positive thinking and her faith with God.
On February 21 2019, Maria Torres freely gave her life to her father in heaven. She is survived by her five children: Linda (Lynn), Ruby, Augustine (JR), Juanita (Jenny), Abigail (Abby). She also leaves behind her sixteen grandchildren: Jessica (Jessy), Angelica (Angie), Benita (Nita), Jennifer (Jen), Ramon (Cito), Justine (Stine), William (Ran), Augustine III (TJ), Rasheeda (Sheeda), Quincy (QB), Tatianna (Tati), KaJuan (MeeMee), Tiesha, Aryanna (Nuni) and Joncarlo (Jay) ; and nine great grandchildren: Mikayla, Justin, Denim, Lielany, Christain, Yulainyz, Jade, Delilah, and Jerimiah.