Elaine M. Torres
1949 - 2019
Elaine M. Torres (Tyre) passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday,
January 16, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Angel
Y. Torres, Jr. and devoted mother of Arianne Marie Torres and
Angel Y. Torres, III, both of Medford. She was cherished by her
siblings, Lawman F. Johnson, Jr. and sister-in-law, Constance A.
Johnson of Wilmington; Golden Tyre, Jr. and sister-in-law Ellen
P. Tyre of Wakefield; the Honorable Gwendolyn R. Tyre of West
Peabody; and sister-in-law Adelina Torres of Malden. She was
the daughter of the late Golden and Virginia (Russell) Tyre of
Chelsea. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces and
hundreds of cousins.
Mrs. Torres was a registered nurse for 47 years and worked at
the Cambridge Health Alliance (formerly Whidden Memorial
Hospital) for her entire career. She held several key positions,
including Clinical Leader of the Emergency Department for many
years and, then, Clinical Leader of the Medical Specialties
Department. In the early 1990’s, Mrs. Torres played key role in
raising awareness of Domestic Violence issues. In 1994 she
helped formulate the Whidden’s Domestic Violence policy and
Emergency Department protocols on the issue. Throughout her
career, she was a strong advocate for victims of violence.
Mrs. Torres retired less than three years ago. She was a
dedicated Jehovah’s Witness and active servant in her local
congregation. She grew up in Chelsea, MA and moved to Medford
shortly after her marriage. She was extraordinary and will be
missed sorely by all those who loved and knew her.
Funeral service will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Friday, January 25, 2019
Elaine’s interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made
to the JW.org/donate