Alberta Ann Marie Kaufman Torrey, 70, a resident of Lily Dale, NY passed away unexpectedly on Sa-turday evening (July 6, 2013) after a brief hospitalization in Erie, Pa.
Born Sept. 29, 1942 in Buffalo, NY, she was a 1960 graduate of Bennett High School in Buffalo.
Alberta worked at Sport Service in Buffalo for 10 years. Upon moving to Lily Dale, she was employed by the Lily Dale Assembly for 20 years; Fellowship of Spirit, 10 years; and was an inspector for the Board of Elections for 10 years.
Alberta had been a member of Lily Dale Spiritual Church since 1971 and a lifetime member of the Lily Dale Assembly. She also served as past secretary and treasurer in 1976 of the Lily Dale Church. She was vice president of the fire auxiliary in 1977 and past chaplain in 1995 and 1996. She also served as trustee from 1999-2001. She also was an avid pinochle player for the last 30 years.
She leaves behind one daughter, Mary (Roger) Kaufman Torrey and their two sons, Brandon and Garrett of Cassadaga, NY; and one son, Albert Raymond (Louise) Torrey of Cahokia, Ill.
She is also survived by her brothers, Raymond Hesslinger of Angola, NY, and Robert Toy; sister-in- law Marcia of Raleigh, N.C.; cousin Joseph Murphy of Depew, NY; her cat Missy as well as many nieces and nephews.
Alberta was predeceased by her parents, Albert E. and Genevieve Murphy Hesslinger Toy; and her husband of almost 35 years, Rev. Raymond C. Torrey.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek. Arrangements were by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.