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Esperanza Alvarez

June 23, 1956 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 64)

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Esperanza (Torres) Alvarez, 64, of Pawtucket, passed away from complications of COVID-19 at Miriam Hospital on Sunday January 31, 2021.

She leaves her husband of 37 years, Luis E. Alvarez; her daughter, Jennifer Alvarez; her son, Luis E. Alvarez Jr. and his wife Taryn; grandchildren Zoe and Xander Alvarez; five brothers, Alejandro Torres and his wife Olivia, Enrique Torres and his wife Eutalia, Belizario Torres and his wife Carmen, Hernan Torres and his wife Aleyda, and Rene Alvarado and his wife Ayda; her sister Martha Chavarro; her sister-in-laws Zoraida Henao and Elvira Torres; many nieces and nephews; and many close friends including Candy Pineda and Consuelo (Chama) Largo. 

Esperanza was predeceased by her brothers Rodolfo and Tairon Torres.


She was born on June 23, 1956 in Cali, Colombia, the daughter of the late Camilo Torres and Evangelina Chavarro.  Esperanza moved to Rhode Island and called Pawtucket her home for 42 years. She worked as a machine operator at AM-SOURCE, raised two wonderful children, and most recently became a devoted grandmother and caretaker to her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing crafts for any occasion and her frijoles were loved by many. 

Esperanza was the family's matriarch, her family was her pride. She was generous, kind, quick-witted, and loved fiercely.  Words will never convey how missed she is.  


Ella nació el 23 de Junio de 1956 en Cali, Colombia, la hija del difunto Camilo Torres y Evangelina Chavarro. Esperanza se mudó a Rhode Island y llamó a Pawtucket su hogar durante 42 años. Trabajó como operadora de máquinas en AM-SOURCE, crió a dos hijos maravillosos y, más recientemente, se convirtió en una abuela devota y cuidadora de sus nietos. Ella disfrutaba haciendo manualidades para cualquier ocasión y sus frijoles eran amados por muchos.

Esperanza era la matriarca de la familia, su familia era su orgullo. Ella era generosa, amable, ingeniosa y amada con fiereza. Las palabras nunca transmitirán lo extrañada que está.


La Bendicion Abuela, Dios la bendiga.


Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, 68 Slater Street, Pawtucket on Monday February 8 at 10:00am. Please note face masks and social distancing measures will be in place. Burial will follow in the North Burial Ground in Providence; attendance at the burial will be limited to immediate family. 

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