Mary was born July 20, 1938 in Elgin to Joseph and Caroline (Rodriguez) Torres. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School. In her later years, she worked at Shedds a division of Van den Bergh Foods Company, where she retired from. Mary was a sassy, independent and strong-willed woman. She loved spending time with family while sitting on her backyard deck listening to music. Mary was a lifetime resident of Elgin.
She was preceded by her parents, and siblings Connie Gonzalez, Rosary (China) Flores, and Jesse Torres.
She is survived by her daughter, Juanita (Junior) Casas; three granddaughters Cecilia, Sabrina and Loraina Casas; her sisters Josephine (Nena) Lopez, Frances Selio, and Clara Gutierrez; nieces Christina and Melissa Selio and nephew, Joseph Selio, as well as many other beloved family members.
Visitation and funeral service will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 16 from 4:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. The funeral service will be on Friday, August 17, at 10:00a.m. with Father Robert Camacho officiating.