Michael Torla

Michael A Torla

Monday, September 29th, 1941 - Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Michael A. Torla, 79, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Nevins Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Methuen, MA. He was born on September 29, 1941 in Lawrence, MA, son of the late Michael V. and Helen (Zube) Torla.

He was the husband of Katherine (Taylor) Torla whom he married at St. Joseph’s Church in Salem, NH on August 10, 1963.

Michael was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA. After High School he attended Merrimack College in No. Andover, MA and earned his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Utilizing his degree, Michael was employed as an electrical engineer throughout the years by Sylvania, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, and Digital Equipment Corp.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus through Immaculate Conception Parish, as well as the Hudson Lions Club and the Nashua Elks Club. In his free time, Michael enjoyed woodworking, exploring the Torla family geneology, and most of all taking his grandchildren on day trips.

Along with his parents, Michael and Helen, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sister Claire Ann of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, and his brother, James Torla.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 58 years, Katherine; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Theriault and husband Daniel of Nashua; two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher Torla and wife Denise of West Hartford, CT, and Stephen Torla and wife Sherri of Nashua; nine grandchildren, Eric Theriault, Sara Theriault, and DeBrecca Kenney, all of Nashua, Lauren Torla, Meghan Torla and Kathryn Torla, all of W. Hartford, CT, Sean Torla and wife Camry of Arlington, TX, Zack Torla of Tempe, AZ, and Dane Cline of Hartford, CT; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard Torla and wife Joan of East Hampstead; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 4-6 pm. Due to COVID concerns all guests entering the funeral home will be requested to wear a face mask. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, 216 E Dunstable Road in Nashua on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:30am. Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Michael’s name to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 6th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, June 6th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Davis Funeral Home
    1 Lock St
    Nashua, NH 03064
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    Due to COVID concerns, all guests entering the funeral home will be requested to wear a mask.
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 7th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Monday, June 7th, 2021 10:30am
    Immaculate Conception Parish
    216 E. Dunstable Road
    Nashua, NH 03062
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    Fr. Ray Labrie
  • Interment

    Monday, June 7th, 2021 |
    Monday, June 7th, 2021
    St. Louis Cemetery
    752 W Hollis Street
    Nashua, New Hampshire 03062
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Robert Ross

Posted at 11:23am
I am sorry to hear the news. Mr T and the Torla family were always so kind and generous to me when I was growing up in Hudson. I share your loss
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Daniel Courtemanche

Posted at 08:06am
Rest in Peace Michael (Togo). We had a lot of great times at Central Catholic HS and later at the Howard Associates at the Pizza Pub. All great memories that I will never forget. To Kathy and your family please accept my condolences. I wish you all peace of mind and heart and also wonderful memories of Michael.
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David A Theriault

Posted at 09:53pm
Our condolences go out to the family Love From David Karen and Pauline
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Posted at 02:46pm
To the Torla Family, Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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