Obituaries

Obituaries

John Tormena 1913 - 2008 Independence, Mo.

Mass of Christian Burial for John Tormena, 95, Independence, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Independence, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Independence, Mo. Mr. Tormena died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.He was born March 4, 1913, in Farro, Italy, the son of Petro and Maria DeGaspari Tormena. He immigrated to the United States at an early age.Mr. Tormena worked as a truck driver for S. Patti Construction Co. for more than 30 years and retired in 1974. He later worked for the Greater Kansas City Foundation and retired in 2005. He was a longtime member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and its Men's Social Club. He married Helen Jackson. She died in 1999. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara McDonough, Lawrence, Marge Johnston and Mary Kay Tormena; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence, Mo., where a rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.Condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.speakschapel.com">www.speakschapel.com</a>.