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William Torres Rios

June 1, 1955 — November 1, 2023

William Torres Rios, 68, of Bethlehem, sadly left us on November 1, 2023. He was the husband of the late Doris Torres who he celebrated 34 years of marriage until her death in 2007. William was born June 1, 1955 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Santiago Torres and Juana Rios. He worked for Freshpet for many years until retiring. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

Survivors: He will lovingly be remembered by his son: Willie Torres Jr, girlfriend Carmen Nunez, daughter: Jessica Torres partner Debbie Contes; sisters: Ramona Miranda of Florida, Ester Torres of Chicago, Hilda Torres from Puerto Rico; brother: Bernandino Arce of Chicago; as well as 3 grandchildren: Destiny, Dazzity and Joshuan. Predeceased by a sister Lydia Ester Torres.

Service: Family and friends are invited to his viewing 9-10:30am Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 East Broad Street-Bethlehem follow by a service at 10:30. The interment will conclude services at the Bethlehem Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Connell Funeral Home, Inc.

245 E Broad St
Bethlehem, PA 18018

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