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Mary Jean Torda

February 23, 1938 — March 29, 2024


Mary Jean Torda

Mary Jean Torda, 86, passed away at Autumn Care of Waynesville on March 29, 2024. Born in Jacksonville, Florida to the late James and Mary Lopez Allen.  She is also preceded in death by a son, Douglas Allen Torda.


Mary was a woman who cherished her family above all else. She found immense joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her kind and nurturing personality touched the lives of all who knew her.


She is survived by her devoted husband Stephen Joseph Torda; her children: a daughter, Claire Anne Sorg , husband Eric of Winter Park, FL, son, Michael Torda, wife, Karen of Piney Flats, TN, son, Neil Torda, wife Rachel of Waynesville, NC; daughter-in-law, Kathy Torda of Mt. Vernon, TX; grandchildren, Allen Torda, Jamie Torda, Laura Money, Bobby Money, Amanda Sorg, Brian Russell, Alex Torda, Alicia Torda, Rose Torda; and great-grandchildren, Casen, Cooper, Cade, Ayden, Hunter, Harlee, Owen & Scarlett.


Mary was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church, finding solace and strength in her faith.  She enjoyed her membership in the Haywood Genealogical and Historical Society and The Haywood County Writers Group.


During this time of loss and reflection, let us remember Mary for the love she shared with her family and the legacy of kindness she leaves behind. May she rest in peace knowing she was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.


Services are pending at this time.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Haywood Hospice, 13 Haywood Office Park, Suite 107, Waynesville, NC  28785.

The care of Mrs. Torda has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville 

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