Dolores Sperlinda Torres deVargas of Vernon Township, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. She was 63.
Born to Octavio and Eumelia Torres in Santiago, Rodriquez, Dominican Republic, she had lived in Garfield, N.J., and Lyndhurst, N.J., before moving to Vernon Township in 2017.
Dolores owned and operated Family Deli and Grocery in Garfield for 11 years retiring in 2005. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Highland Lakes, N.J., and enjoyed Bingo, crosswords, Sudoku, and coffee.
Dolores is predeceased by her brothers Octavio Torres Jr. and Jorge Torres.
She is the devoted mother of Elba Shalem Vargas Russell and her husband, Trevor Russell, of Dublin, Ireland, Henry Vargas and his wife, Bianca, of Secaucus, N.J., and Jahir Vargas and his wife, Melanie, of Vernon Township; loving grandmother of Aidan, Carolina, Dominic, Aryana and Dylan; dear sister of Nereyda Torres of Newark, N.J., Lucia Torres of Santo Domingo, DR, Zunilda Rodriguez of Lodi, N.J., Zeneyda Tavares of San Francisco, DR, and Edilve Torres of Santo Domingo, DR. She was cherished by many nieces, nephews, and the rest of her friends and family.
The family received their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home in Vernon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 14 at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Highland Lakes, N.J. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon. Memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 2310 Route 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, NJ 08736 would be greatly appreciated.