John Delfino Torres, Jr., 84, passed away Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016, at the Cherry Creek Nursing Center in Aurora, Colo. He leaves the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Lucy (Barela) Torres; daughter, Charlene Tortorice; grandchildren, Brittney Torres and Joey Tortorice; brothers, Solomon, Andrew (Rose), Ben and Bert (Judy) Torres; sisters, Cordilia (Benji) Montoya and Orlinda (Joe) Freyta; brother-in-law, Alfonso Barela; sisters-in-law, Angie (Joseph) Bernal, Mary (John) Passarelli; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Vangie Sowders; sister-in-law, Vivian Martinez; brothers, Henry, Frank, and Silford (Alice) Torres; son-in-law, Paul Tortorice; sister-in-law, Anna Barela; and brother-in-law, Joe Barela. John was born to Juan and Manuelita (Jacquez) Torres in Kim, Colo. and was a long time Pueblo resident. After serving in the US Army, he attended Trinidad Junior College, graduating with a degree in mechanics. He met his wife, Lucy, at aunt Sarah's home and they were married in 1953, at the church in Kim. John's chosen career was in construction where his finger prints can be found throughout Pueblo and other Colorado cities. John was happiest remembering times gone by. He loved conversation and news events. He was a proud Republican. John's family appreciates the support and many visits over the years. Many thanks to the staff of the Pueblo Villa and the Cherry Creek Nursing Center who cared and loved John dearly. Viewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and funeral service, 10:00 a.m. Monday, Apr. 11, 2016, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I was very blessed to have been given the gift of my dad. There will never be a right time to let you go, but I wish you rest, peace, and a wonderful reunion with all who loved you in life, will welcome you home. I love you dad, Charlene

  2. We just heard of John’s death tonight at Church from Lee Lopez. We were so sad that he had moved. We saw him once a month at the Villa where he would occasionally come to the 9:45 Mass. We made a special effort to have a visit with him and see Lucy. He was a special guy, he and our Dad were good friends. He will be missed. Our love and sympathy to all of his family, especially his son and to Lucy.

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