Miguel Angel Torres, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on May 3, 2023. He was 74.

Miguel was born in Lares, Puerto Rico in 1948. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Miriam; his four children, Sandra, Jenny, Mickey and Elvis; his eight grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Jacob, Cryslyn, Cristian, Aaron, Steven and Isabel; and two great grandchildren Zachary and Christopher.

Miguel lived in Lares until the age of 22 when he moved to the Bronx with Miriam and the kids. They came to New York in search of a better life and Miguel worked hard to get his Associates degree and learned technical skills that would benefit not only his family but also others in need of help.

Miguel developed his skills and became a man of many talents. He could fix absolutely anything from refrigerators to cars. Miguel was always there when you needed him and took great joy in making sure your problems were solved.

Miguel worked tirelessly to help people not only get what they needed fixed but also to get them where they needed to go. He worked many years as an Ambulette driver as well as a taxi driver in The Bronx. He was an expert driver and navigated the streets of New York with ease in a time where a GPS came in the form of paper maps.

Miguel was a great family man. He loved his family dearly and was the best son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and eventually great grandfather that anyone could ever have. He was a great listener and served as the perfect referee when it came to family disputes. Everyone went to him to vent their frustrations and he always found a way to make you feel better when you were done. His heart was golden and he always went out of his way to help his family in any way. Whether it was as simple as giving his grandchildren a ride to school or coming over to help install an air conditioner in his son’s apartment or driving his family to medical appointments, Miguel was always there ready and willing to help.

The love that Miguel had for his family was so evident in the way he treated us all and never disappointed in being there whenever we needed him. He will be greatly missed, never be forgotten and always in the hearts of everyone who came to know him, especially in the hearts of his family that loved him so much.

Visiting will be Saturday and Sunday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may click the following links at any time during the visiting hours Torres Virtual Visitation Saturday and Torres Virtual Visitation Sunday . The family will be gathering at the funeral home on Monday at 11am with the interment following at 1:30pm at Oakwood Cemetery, 304 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco.



  1. Lucy on May 5, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    Everything you said is correct about him and was a great friend ..
    He going to be miss we miss seeing him already. My mom already saying I going miss giving him malta…..
    May he rest in peace…always in our hearts. Miguel.

  2. Liz & Family on May 6, 2023 at 10:52 am

    My condolences to you all…

    With such a heavy heart opening up & not only reading what is a perfect story but seeing your picture there seems so unreal. We could only ask ourselves why but never get the right answer. It saddens me. What can I say double digits knowing you & the family. You were one a kind. Amazing everything. Always kept in contact with you & every time whether it was a phone call or a text I was always laughing because of something funny you would say. You were that person. Never a dull moment. Forever will treasure all the great memories & won’t definitely forget the last one. I’m glad I had that chance to see you again & enjoy with my family.

    You will be truly missed,
    Thank you for going above & beyond to be best grandfather a parent would love for her child. Love u forever!

  3. Jasmine Quinones on May 6, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Miguel I know him and family all my life and in all my life he has always had a smile.. going miss that from him the most he always was sweet and funny to me. I remember when me and my best friend Lucy first got our beeper Miguel will always give us quarters to use the phone booth. It unreal I won’t be able to see or hear your laughter.. rest in heaven and fly high long live Miguel luv u

  4. Omayra Lopez Torres on May 7, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Jamás te olvidaré Tío Miguel nunca me voy a olvidar cuando me decías que yo era especial para ti porque siempre era la misma persona con todos, jamás olvidaré esa sonrisa que te caracterizaba y el gran ser humano que eras aunque no vivíamos cerca siempre te dije cuanto te amaba mi tío querido vuela alto que yo se que algún día nos volveremos a encontrar hoy los acompaño en su dolor a toda mi familia a Tia Mirian, Sandra, Yeny,Mickey,Tito,a sus nietos, sus hermanos y demás familiares que descanse en paz mi bello tío

  5. Betzaida Torres Lopez on May 7, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    Mi querido hermano siempre te recordare fuieste muy especial para mi siempre te llamaba o tu me llamabas a mi y esbamos un rato hablando contandonos nuestras cosas ahora ya no estas como voy a estrañar esas conversaciones contigo esper q ahi donde estas ahora tengas paz y q Dios todopoderoso te conseda el descanzo eterno te amo hermano algun dia nos volveremos a ver.

  6. Rafael Medina on May 9, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Amigo nos veremos luego, descansa en paz, me uno al dolor de tu familia, que la paz de Dios esté siempre presente en tu familia, Distinguido Amigo nos veremos luego (RIP)

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