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Olga De Jesus-Torres

April 12, 1928 ~ August 12, 2022


While surrounded by her family, Olga De Jesus-Torres, Fayetteville, NC, passed away on August 12, 2022, after fighting a difficult battle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Olga was born April 12, 1928, in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, to Silvio De Jesus-Arroyo of Penuelas, Puerto Rico, and Maria Higinia Rivera-Rodrigues of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. 

Olga was married to Jose Antonio Torres, Sr., (WWII veteran and an honored Borinqueneer) October 5, 1946, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. They remained married until Jose’s death on June 5, 1995.

Before moving to Fayetteville, Olga lived many years in New York; working as a caregiver in a nursing home and hospital.

Olga was a caring, nurturing, loving lady who was full of spunk.  She enjoyed laughing and was a whiz at playing dominoes.  Olga enjoyed years of cooking for her family and friends; and her table was often referred to as a ‘restaurant’ always desiring to specifically please all who sat at her table. She loved flowers, crocheting doilies and blankets, and sharing her traditional Puerto Rican recipes with her family.  Olga had recipes that were original and passed those down to her children and in-laws. 

Olga was predeceased by her parents, Silvio and Maria Higinia; her husband, Jose Sr.; two sons, Jorge Luis and Angel Antonio; and seven siblings, Iberia, Graciela, Ana Iris, Silvio Jr., Milagros, Luz Alberta, Angel Ramon.

She is survived by five of her seven children and in-laws, Jose Antonio (JoAnn)Torres, Jr. (Tony), Carmen Luisa (Enrique)Torres, Evelyn Torres (Wayne) Shelton, Magda Milagros Torres (Jim) Brown, and Ricardo (Vicky) Torres.

Olga was blessed with 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.

Olga will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memories will be kept alive in the stories and memories shared by her family and friends.

A Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, August 19, 2022, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2844 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 with interment at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, 4059 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28304 immediately following mass.

The Family recommends Hope Mills Plaza Florist, (910)805-8249, at 5541 McPhail St. Hope Mills, NC 28348, for all your flower needs.

*Monetary donations in Olga’s honor are requested to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or online at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now

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