LUCIANO TORRES-ORTIZ – in Woburn, Friday, June 1st, Luciano, beloved husband of Paulina Santiago. Devoted father of Ismael Amill, Betty Gual and Harry Lopez all of Lawrence,Zumma Claudio of Boston, Nereida Torres of Brockton, Guillermo Papo Torres of Woburn, Brenda Torres of Lowell, David Torres and Adriana Torres, both of Woburn. Dear brother of the late Christina Torres. Loving grandfather of twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Graveside Service on Tuesday, June 5th at 11 a.m. at Woodbrook Cemetery, Salem Street, Woburn. Calling hours will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Luciano Torres Ortiz, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Friday, June 1st, at the Tufts New England Medical Center. The beloved husband of Paulina Santiago, he was seventy-eight years of age. Born in Pattilas, Puerto Rico, Luciano was the son of the late Cruz Torres and Esmeralda Ortiz. He was educated in Puerto Rico and remained there until the Korean War, when he enlisted in the United States Army. Following his military service, he relocated to Woburn where he secured employment as a factory worker in Stoneham. Shortly thereafter, he left Stoneham and accepted employment for the City of Woburn in the Parks and Recreation Department. He later transferred to City Hall where he worked as a custodian until an accident forced his retirement. In 1969, Luciano brought his wife Paulina from Puerto Rico to reside with him in Woburn. Together they raised eight children and were later blessed with twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Luciano was a quiet man with strong convictions and a deeply rooted sense of family. He loved Mexican music and enjoyed playing his miniature accordion. He also loved the ocean, especially Revere Beach and Castle Island, where he would take his family. His children often accompanied him to his favorite fishing sites, Horn Pond in Woburn and Winter Pond in Winchester.
In 1990, Luciano suffered a stroke which affected his speech and this past October he suffered another stroke which caused his lungs to collaspse.
Luciano was predeceased by his sister, Christina Torres.
In addition to his wife Paulina, he is lovingly survived by his children, Ismael Amill, Harry Lopez,both of Lawrence, Zumma Claudio of Boston, Betty Gual of Lawrence, Nereida Torrez of Brockton, Guillermo “Papo” Torrez of Woburn, Brenda Torrez of Lowell, David Torrez and Adriana Torrez, both of Woburn, his twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Graveside Service on Tuesday, June 5th at 11 a.m. at Woodbrook Cemetery, Salem Street, Woburn. Calling hours will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.