November 10, 1919 - June 14, 2018

Newburgh, NY

Celestino "Tuta" Torres passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in the comfort of his own home. He was 98 years old.

Celestino is the son of the late Roque and Josefa (Herrera) Serrano. He was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on November 10, 1919. He moved to Newburgh, NY 56 years ago and has been a resident ever since. He has also been a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Church and a community advocate/interpreter for Spanish speaking adults.

He was a loving and committed patriarch of his ever growing family. A man of integrity and valor with an unwavering devotion to God. His wit, humor, and poetic essence enriched everyone he touched. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Celestino is survived by his children: Maria Alvarez, Millie Garcia of West Palm Beach, FL, Efrain Serrano, Sonia Harvey, Beatrice Serrano, Carmen Hansen, Rolando Serrano, Orlando Torres, Oscar Torres, Carlos Torres, all of Newburgh, NY and Francisco Serrano of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren: Belinda Passafaro, Desiree Torres, Sharon Reynolds, Debra Garcia, Elsie Perez, Timothy Garcia, Isaiah Hansen, Nadene Serrano, Natalie Serrano, Maria McFarren, Yvette Clark, Jaime Cabrera, Frankie Serrano Jr., Alexis Serrano and Omar Algarin; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews: Ana Serrano Rodriguez, Gladys Rodriguez, Iris Cesti, Freddie Serrano and Elmindo Serrano.

Celestino is predeceased by his wife, Carmen Torres and his two daughters, Sandra Serrano and Lucy Algarin.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday June 16 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery.

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