Rosemary Torrence

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Rosemary "Rosie" Torrence, beloved St. Edward High School Theology Faculty Member from 1978-2012. Please keep the Torrence family in your prayers."

Rosemary Torrence (78) passed away on November 11, 2023 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of James Torrence (dec) and Mary Torrence (dec). She is survived by her brother David (Antoinette), James (dec) and sisters Betty Mormino (dec), Jeanne Hauer (Richard) and Mary Jane Dike (Dale). Special aunt to 26 nieces and nephews, she will be remembered for making the world a smarter and kinder place.

Beloved teacher, author, poet, dedicated volunteer, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many, Rosie brought kindness, generosity, creativity, and the spirit of Christ to everyone she knew. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, St. John College, and University of Detroit. In her career as educator, she taught students from first grade to college with her capstone career teaching religion for 34 years at St. Edward High School where she was known affectionately as “Miss T.” Her wit and wisdom were unparalleled, and she made a friend of everyone she met.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Edward High School Rosemary Torrence Scholarship Fund at, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home, 25620 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio on Friday, November 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: November 14, 2023

You can view a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed away on our website.

Rosemary Torrence

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