Obituary of Virginie Torrente (1940 – 2021) – Colma, CA

Mrs. Virginia Solano Torrente, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away on November 29, 2021 at the age of 81. Very loving and caring, she is survived by her two sons, Joseph Torrente, Eduardo Torrente and her stepdaughter Brenda Eng, her daughter Edgielyn Torrente and her grandson, Albert Joshua Torrente.

Known to her brothers and sisters under the name of “Manay Ne-Ne”, she will be remembered by her sister-in-law Consuelo Flory, his brother Victor Solano and his sister-in-law Virginia Dotillos, his sister Rosita Yago and of his brother-in-law Feliciano Yago. , her brother Vicente Solano and her sister-in-law Marilyn Arevalo, her brother Esperidion Solano and her sister-in-law Imelda Navarroza, her sister Gloria Tumaneng and her brother-in-law Danilo Tumaneng, and her brother Pricilo Solano Jr. and her sister-in-law Fe Carriaga. She will also be remembered as the Aunt “Ne-Ne” by countless nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews who span across the globe.

Virginia was born in Camarines Sur, a province of the Philippine Islands, on May 5, 1940, as the eldest child of Priscilo Sabio Solano and Eduvigis Felices Rubi. His parents predated his death with his brother Romeo Solano and his sister Ester Solano.

Virginia met her future husband, Eduardo A. Torrente, who also predated his death, in their neighborhood of Guadalupe in Makati, Philippines. Eduardo worked at Winthrop Pharmaceuticals and Virginia at Guadalupe Nuevo Elementary School, where she taught grades 2-5 as a teacher for 16 years. Eventually, the two married and lived in Guadalupe until 1985, when they both decided to immigrate to San Francisco, California.

Virginia received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1968 from the National University of the Philippines and after immigrating to the United States, she decided to return to school to get her Licensed Practical Nurse certification, which she worked on. for 15 years until she decides to retire so that she can become a full time grandmother to her beloved “AJ”.

Virginia lived putting family first. She taught her children to be compassionate by making sure the less fortunate received more. She valued education and helped send many nieces and nephews to college. Virginia had a very contagious smile and taught her children to smile at the world when the going gets tough.

Virginia was a frequent traveler and visited many places and countries including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Michigan, Hawaii, Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. She was also very stylish and trendy, which indicates her handbag collection ranging from Coach, Gucci, Burberry, Tory Burch and Louis Vuitton handbags.

She has blessed so many people with her generosity, selflessness and love. Virginia has had a great impact on so many lives that she is now and will be missed by her family and friends, all over the world, who loved her dearly.

Posted by Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park December 19-20, 2021.