In Loving Memory of
October 29, 1940
July 19, 2018
Nilo Torres was born October 29, 1940 to the union of Santiago and Maria Ester Torres in Cayey Puerto Rico.
Anyone who knew Nilo also knew that he loved his family. From Puerto Rico, New York to Milwaukee he then met the mother of his children Ramonita Torres. He worked at Patrick Cudahy for many years and found a home here in Milwaukee. After which he started a family and raised 3 children. Nilo loved to watch old western movies, he cooked all the time and always had his beer and drink. To know him was to love him. He played on a pool league for many years and taught his youngest to play as well. He loved to bowl and also loved his lottery. He loved his cars as well. After getting older, he walked everywhere he went. He was so stubborn that he wouldn’t use a cane or walker. The south side of Milwaukee was his hang out and everyone knew who he was. His nick name was Chino or Gule….
He always took his kids to festivals, movies, museums….and ice cream or McDonald’s was always on the menu. One of the things he loved the most was eating. He would eat huge plates of food that made his belly look like a ball. He had a smile that would light up the room whenever he wasn’t complaining about something or someone. He had a soul that most people didn’t know about. He was kind, mean, stubborn but he was real.
When he became a grandfather, his biggest issue was getting something for everyone of them. He always wanted to give money for their birthdays, holidays, Easter baskets and so on. Eventually he got older and he slowed down. He truly wanted to see all of his kids, grand kids and spend time, but life got fast and he slowed down. He enjoyed sitting and talking all the time. If you popped up at his house, he might have some pig feet bowling and a pot of Pueto Rican rice. He was always a good provider, and protector.
Nilo departed this life on Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was proceeded in death by his parents Santiago and Maria Ester Torres in Cayey Puerto Rico and sister Josefa DeJesus.
He is survived by his former spouse and mother of his children, Ramonita Torres, 3 children, Luz Nereida Torres ~ Coco, William Torres ~ Cholo (Maria), Silvia Torres (Steve), 3 sisters, Carmen Colon, Lydia DeJesus, Maximina Colon, 10 grandchildren, Monique, Olivia, Diana, Billy, David, Alex, Veronica, Esmeralda, Anna and Junior. 4 great grand children, Tatyana, Jexarriel, Vainney, Rigoito and a host of more family and friends plus his favorite dog in the world Buddy.
A note from his daughter Coco…..
~Nilo, although as adults we did not see eye to eye, you adopted me, gave me your name, you provided and protected me as a child and I will always love and respect you for that. May you RIP in the loving hands of God.
A note from his daughter Silvia…..
~Daddy, there are no words to explain this feeling I have inside. Knowing that you are no longer here in person but only in spirit. While I am sad and angry, I leave you with this…..you are and always will be my Daddy. I love you! Until we meet again, rest your soul.
Visitation will be held at the Witkowiak funeral home Monday July 23, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm.