Confesora Torres
Thursday
13
October

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Thursday
13
October

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Thursday
13
October

Final Resting Place

12:30 pm
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Rosedale Cemetery
US Hwy #1
Linden, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Confesora Torres

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CONFESORA "CANI" TORRES October 18, 1928 – October 9, 2022 STATEN ISLAND, NY – Confesora "Cani" Torres (née González Toledo), of Staten Island, New York, passed away peacefully at home and entered eternal rest on Sunday, October 9, 2022. Born in Lares, Puerto Rico on October 18, 1928, to the late Juan González Moráles and Estebanía Toledo Rosado, Cani was the third of four children. She migrated to New York City in 1948 and worked as a quilt embroiderer, stitching by hand at the famous Quiltex in Bush Terminal of Brooklyn. It was during these years that she was given her nickname of Cani by her coworkers. She met the love of her life, Carmelo, in 1957, and she was blessed with a large and loving family, including her three children, Carmelo Jr., Jack, and Mary. Cani was a dedicated member of the Christian community and a longtime member of the Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ and the Church of the Sacred Heart in Brooklyn and Staten Island since the 1960s. Cani was a fantastic cook, with family members flocking home during the holidays just to eat her delicious food. She had a very soothing, comforting approach as a mother and grandmother, and you could always count on Cani to talk your ear off. Even those who didn't understand Spanish knew that she would be giving them God's blessing, along with hugs and kisses whenever they were greeted or bid farewell. You could always count on a long, loving conversation to check in on you, starting with Cani's signature "Mami que te llamas!" as you picked up the phone. Surviving are her sons Carmelo Jr. and wife Louise Torres, Jack and wife Wanda Torres; her daughter, Mary Torres; her niece Sylvia and husband Robert Brennan; her nephew Pedro Cordero; her grandchildren Joseph Torres, Lani and husband Brendan Sherman; Danielle and husband Sean Fitzgerald; grandnephews José and Christopher; grandnieces Tiffany and Jessica; great-grandchildren Isabell, Giavanna, Sophia, and Violet; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. It's officially our turn to give this blessing: que Dios te bendiga y que Dios bendiga a todos ustedes, or may God bless you and may God bless you all, which is always what Cani would tell those she loved as she kissed them goodbye. We love you – may God bless you!
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