Become a Sister Request Prayer Volunteer Donate

Dominican Sister of Peace Lorraine Torres, OP 

Dominican Sister of Peace Lorraine Marie (Mary Mark) Torres, (90), a native of Reserve, LA, died on November 20, 2023, at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH. 
Lorraine was born to Sylvia Songy and Edmond J. Sr. Torres. She entered the Congregation in 1949 and made her profession in 1951. Sister spent the last 74 years professed as a Dominican Sister. 
Sr. Lorraine earned a Bachelor of Arts in French/Spanish from St. Mary’s Dominican College, New Orleans, LA. 

Sr. Lorraine taught at the elementary and high school level for nearly 25 years throughout Louisiana. For twenty-four years she ministered at Chateau de Notre Dame, New Orleans, in pastoral care to the elderly.  
Sr. Lorraine received the Outstanding Religious Award by the Catholic Charities for her work at Chateau de Notre Dame in 1999. She also ministered for ten years in the Congregational Infirmary. 
In her preaching at the funeral Sr. Shirley Bodisch said, “her strength of character, her deep friendships with her novitiate companions and her love for the Dominican spirit were constants throughout her life.”   

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, E.J., Jr. and Dean Torres and her sisters, Marilyn Maurin and Sandra Duhe. She is survived by her brothers, Bryan Torres, Bruce Duhe, and her sister, Barbara Hill. 

A Vigil of Remembrance Service was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel, Columbus, OH. The funeral liturgy was held at the Columbus Motherhouse on Wednesday, November 29.  
On Monday, December 11, Visitation and Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Church in Reserve, LA, followed by the burial at Rosaryville Cemetary, Ponchatoula, LA. 

Memorial gifts in Sister Lorraine’s memory may be submitted securely at, or sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219. 

To print this obituary, please click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *