Luz Selenia Torres Gonzalez, was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on February 15, 1934, to parents Leocardio Torres and Sophia Colon. On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, she passed away in Kissimmee, Florida at the age of 86. Luz Selenia was the fifth of eleven children. She proved to be adventurous and at the age of 16, wanting to help her parents financially, moved to Spanish Harlem in New York City to live with friends of her parents. In the early 1950s, she decided to join some of her brothers who had relocated from Puerto Rico to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to work in the factories. She worked as a seamstress in the beginning for many years before getting a job at Koss Electronic making headphones where she worked until she retired.
Luz Selenia married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and had three children. Like many, she devoted her life to working and caring for her children Shirley, Andrew, and Mirta. In 1990 she lost her son when he was 34 years old. Luz Selenia was loving and family was of the utmost importance. She was fond of visiting her siblings and family living in Milwaukee. Although she never learned how to drive she would travel by bus and make weekend visits. She retired to Kissimmee, Florida following her daughter Mirta who had relocated there. She enjoyed the family gatherings and celebrations surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who lovingly knew her as “GiGi.” She loved playing dominos at family gatherings and was very competitive. She would often say “dominos is good for the memory” and made sure she played every day with her friends and neighbors. Her favorite pastime was watching the game show channel, especially “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” On occasion, you would catch her watching her favorite sports such as soccer and baseball on television. Her favorite color was red and she loved flowers and caring for plants.
Luz Selenia was of strong character, independent, and of strong faith. She was a devoted Catholic who worshiped God, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary. She often spoke of not fearing death. She believed that she would see her beloved son and parents once again in Heaven.
She is survived by her Daughters Shirley LaBoy and Mirta Torres; Brothers Israel Torres and Ceferino Torres; Sisters Canda Trujillo and Magdalena Reyes; Grandchildren Zaida Riley, Josue (Papo) Santiago, Lisette Gonzalez, Elvis Alvarado, Janira Alvarado, Norma Gonzalez, Joseph Torres, and Jalisa Torres; 15 Great-Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by her Son Andrew Gonzalez and Brothers Jose Torres, Gumencindo Torres, Luis Antonio Torres, Rafael Torres, Miguel Torres, and Eddie Torres.
Due to Covid19 Precautions Services Will be Held Privately. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:15 PM.
Romans 15:13, (NLT):
“I pray that the God, the source of hope, fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Que Dios te bendiga y que la memoria de Luz Selenia nos acompane para todo los dias. May God bless you and may the memory of Luz Selenia accompany you.
Thank you everyone for your prayers, support, kindness, help, words, and most of all …your unconditional love. Words cannot express how blessed we feel. We appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts.
May God bless Luz Selenia and may she rest in peace.