Carmen Torrellas Turkett (96) passed away peacefully with family at her side on Thursday, May 12th at St. John's Senior Living in Rochester, NY.
Calling hours will be held from 11 AM - 1 PM on Friday, May 20th at Doran Funeral Home, 4 East Bayard St., Seneca Falls. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home. Burial will take place in St. Columbkille Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church at 27 Fall St. Seneca Falls, NY 13148 or the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 1008, Pittsford, NY 14534.
Carmen was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico on November 25, 1925, the first daughter of Joseph and Carmen Torrellas. She grew up in New York City and moved to Seneca Falls in 1944 when she married Frank Turkett. While raising her family and for many years after, she worked at Gould Pumps as an administrative secretary. Carmen and Frank were active in Trinity Church for many years until his passing in 1983. Family was everything to Carmen.
Carmen is survived by her devoted son, Douglas (Carol) Turkett; grandchildren, Matthew Turkett and Laura Turkett, all of Rochester; sister, Aida (Gary) Ostermann of Penn Yan, as well as many dear nieces, nephews and extended family.
Carmen joins in Heaven, her parents, husband, Frank; brothers, Jack, Robert, Frank, Ralph, and Joseph Torrellas, and sister, Anita Tosado. She is also predeceased by her stepchildren, Paul Turkett and Rose Marie Hamilton.
Trinity Episcopal Church
27 Fall Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148
Alzheimer’s Association - Rochester & Finger Lakes
PO Box 1008, Pittsford NY 14534