PARK RIDGE, N.J. — Pota Torchio, of Park Ridge, died Thursday, Sept. 24. She was 99.
Torchia was born March 10, 1916, in New York City to Gerasimos and Marigoula Kai Boyiantzis.
She graduated from Wadleigh High School in Harlem, N.Y. and later moved to Park Ridge in 1951.
Torchia earned her nursing degree at 55 from Bergen Community College, working as a private nurse for Valley Hospital in Ridgewood until her retirement.
She was an active member of the community, serving as Park Ridge PTA treasurer for six years and teaching Sunday school at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Torchia is predeceased by sisters Helen Bornemann, Kanela Wallace Mohlmann. Christina Neider, brothers Stephen, George and Constantino, her husband Mario and son Stephen.
She is survived by Carl, Philip, Harry and his wife Carol, Pierina and her husband Ken, Graebe and Marilyn Pfeffer.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at Woodland Avenue in Montvale. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Westwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
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