Monday, September 25, 2023

Isabel C. Torres

December 6, 1955 – May 24, 2022 (age 66)

Town of Newburgh, NY

Isabel C. Torres, of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. She was 66.

Daughter of the late Domingo and Thelma Y. (Suazo) Mendez, she was born on December 6, 1955 in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Isabel was a retired medical records clerk for Dr. Maria David, Newburgh, NY. A woman of devout faith, she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Family and especially, Sunday Dinners were always the center of her attention. She liked to cook and loved flowers. Isabel was a proud mother and grandmother and was not shy communicating all the accomplishments of her sons and grandchildren. From acknowledging her son’s promotions at work or if they earned a pay raise, she would shout it to the world while telling them how proud she was of them. She was the first one to sit in the baseball bleachers cheering on her grandchildren. Getting a hit or striking out at the plate was all the same to her because her grandchildren were giving it their best shot and enjoying life. Isabel also took comfort and pride in watching her eldest grand daughter grow into a young woman. Isabel did not stop at showing love and support to only her family but she also spread it to friends and co-workers and even a perfect stranger at the grocery store.

Survivors include four sons, Angel (Richard Bottone) Torres of Sea Cliff, NY, Eric William (Jennifer) Santiago of Highland, NY, Steven Angel (Cassandra) Santiago of Newburgh, NY; a brother, Lawrence Mendez of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Vanessa Mendez of Kissimmee, FL; nine grandchildren, Justise, Savannah, Kiara, Isaiah, Dasani, Bentley, Jaxon, Cecilia, Jalen; two great grandchildren, Kaden and Aiden; and several nieces and nephews.

Private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory.

Donation in Isabel’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association at click here.

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