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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Alfred Torchia

Alfred Torchia
Alfred Torchia

Alfred Torchia, age 92, of Ocala, FL passed away on July 1, 2021, at the Estelle’s Hospice House, Ocala, FL.  He was the husband of the late Christine Torchia who preceded him on October 4, 2019.  They had been married 67 years.

Born in Calabria, Italy he was a son of the late Frank and Rosa Torchia.  Alfred was a resident of White Plains, NY then settling in Cold Spring, NY prior to coming to Ocala in 1979.  Prior to his retirement he was in residential and commercial construction.  He was a member of Local 137 Operating Engineers, a Volunteer Fireman for North Highland Fire Department and former owner of Mama Rosa’s Italian Restaurant in Cold Springs, NY. He loved farming, raising animals, was an avid hunter and loved to build things.

Alfred is survived by his daughter, Rosemarie “Ro” Riddle and her husband, Paul of Ocala, FL and son, Joseph Torchia and his wife Florence of Ocala, FL.  He was the grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 15 children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine and sons, Alfred C. Torchia and Frank Torchia.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 12:00 PM at the Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. In lieu of flowers donations to Estelle’s Hospice House, Ocala, FL in Alfred Torchia’s memory would be greatly appreciated.