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Official Obituary of

Maria Josefina (Torres Sierra) Torres Delucca

March 18, 1934 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Maria Torres Delucca Obituary

Maria J. Torres Delucca
(Maria J. Torres Sierra (Cheffin) or Mrs. Delucca)

Maria J. Delucca, 89, was called to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, August 14th, 2023. Maria passed away peacefully and calmly at her residence in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Maria lived almost all her life on the island of Puerto Rico, where she met her former husband, James L. Miller. With James, she had four wonderful children, Eric, Cathy, Mary (Margie), and Mylene. Maria enjoyed a beautiful career as a teacher for 32 years and dedicated her life to raising her four kids by herself.

Maria completed two bachelor’s degrees in the Education field at the University of Puerto Rico. The first BA with a concentration in the “Arts of Education”, and the second BA in the “Arts in Social Sciences with a major in Psychology”. For Maria there weren’t limits in life, she wouldn’t take a “No” for an answer. She was always respected by everybody who met her. Maria was a vivid example of a “pioneer woman who always think big”. No matter what or under what circumstances, she always found a positive and responsible way to accomplish everything and anything she wanted in life and for her family. Maria was an extraordinary woman.

Maria was always involved in her children’s life and always was there for them when they needed her. As a young woman, she had the blessing to marry her second husband Leopoldo Delucca. Maria was very proud of her husband Leopoldo, an Army Officer (CW4), who also found in Maria the love of his life. They traveled the world together and lived happily in Puerto Rico for many years. In April of 1999, Maria became a widow from her loving husband Leopoldo, and started again her life by herself.

Maria then decided to move to the state of Florida where she continued to enjoy her life. A few years later she decided to move to Killeen, Texas and continued her retirement time but now as a jewelry designer. She had the opportunity to be a concessionaire at the PX of Ft. Hood Texas, close to her home. In her small business she made a lot of friends and customers that admired her jewelry designs.

In 2013 Maria wanted and decided to be close to her daughter Mary (Margie) and her family to start a new life in Sierra Vista, AZ. In Sierra Vista, she found excellent doctors, a senior oriented place and environment, along with the love, help and company of her immediate family.

During the year of 2022 throughout July 2023 her medical conditions got worse, and she needed more services from her specialty doctors, hospitals and the assistant of physical therapy for seniors. On August 5, 2023, she visited the hospital for the last time and was discharged on August 11. After the doctor’s diagnosis and recommendation, Maria was to enter the Hospice Service.

Her daughter Mary decided to take Maria back to her residency where she could receive the love and care that she deserved in the last days of her wonderful life. In the morning of August 14th, Maria went to Heaven sleeping peacefully and calmly. She now enjoys the blessing of being in Paradise surrounded by angels with no diseases or pain and reunited with her parents and husband.

Even though Maria is no longer with her family in a physical sense, her love, her examples, her devotion, her strength and caring spirit have shown everyone she met what it means to live a full, beautiful and responsible life.

To our family and Maria’s friends, we want to thank you all for the love and appreciation given to our mother during her life. Maria will always be in our hearts!

Mary and her family would also like to thank the professionalism, caring and compassionate service offered by the Hospice Service, Casa de La Paz, for making Maria’s final moments peaceful and comfortable, and for giving us the strength and support we needed in this extremely difficult moment when you see a loved one depart.

We also wish to give thanks to Jensen’s Sierra Vista Mortuary for the special care and compassion given to our mother when transporting her and throughout the cremation process. During these difficult times, the professionalism provided by Jensen’s personnel is what we needed.
God bless you all, and God bless our loving Maria!

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