Manuel A. Torres

Passed away on March 19, 2016
Manuel A. Torres of Bridgewater died at his  home March 19, 2016 at the age of 83.  Manuel was born in St. Miguel, Azores  Portugal and moved to the United States in 1969. He was the son of late Joao Constino Torres and Ana (Araujo) Torres Medeiros. Manuel was a devoted husband and father. Mr. Torres worked for the Bridgewater Foundry as a moulder from 1969-1983. He retired from the George E. Keith CO in 1994 where he worked as a machinist for 11 years.  His favorite activities included gardening, basket weaving, playing the harmonica and the accordion. He was married to his beloved Normanda D. (Branguinho) Torres of Bridgewater for 54 years.   Father of Joseph  Torres of Bridgewater, Lucia Joseph of Bridgewater ,Sandra Von Iderstein of Franklin and the late Paulo Torres.  Father in law of Christine Torres, Peter Joseph, Cheryl Torres and Chad VonIderstein.  Grandfather of Rebecca (Torres) Mancusi, Cassandra, Sarah, Melissa and Julianna Torres, Daniel, Victoria, Matthew and John Joseph and Isabel VonIderstein. Great grandfather of Madison Mancusi. Brother of Eldeberto Torres of Fall River and  the late Joao Torres, Jose Pacheco Torres, Jeremias Torres, Fernanda Teixina, Julieta Torres and Louisa Coelho. Funeral from the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater Wednesday, March 23rd  at 9:00am. Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 10:00am. Visiting hours Tuesday, March 22nd from  5-8pm. Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery.