Martha Rosa Meneses

June 12, 1924 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old


Martha Rosa Torres Meneses
Martha Rosa Torres Meneses, 99, of Miami, Florida, passed away peacefully on
Holy Thursday, March 28th
, 2024, at her home in the loving care of her nine
Martha was born in Medellin, Colombia on June 12, 1924, to Jose Maria Torres
and his wife Laura Rosa Sierra. She was the fifth of twelve children and is survived
by her brothers, Samuel Torres (Flor Maria) of Maryland, Mauro Torres (Nora) of
Medellin and her sister, Angela Torres of Medellin.
Martha grew up in Medellin and married her late husband, Hernando Meneses in
1951. Ten years later, Hernando and Martha moved the family of seven children
to San Andres, Colombia where they eventually had two more children.
During their days in San Andres, Martha maintained the home and family while
Hernando worked hard to pursue their dream of coming to the United States to
give their children better education and opportunities. In January 1970,
Hernando immigrated to the United States with the three oldest children. Their
devout Catholic faith and love saw them through the time spent apart as
Hernando worked hard to legally bring Martha and the remaining six children. In
1972 they
arrived in Miami and once again, the family was one. Every member of the family
proudly became United States citizens. Sadly, her husband Hernando passed away
in 1988.
Always a smile on her face and laughter in her heart, Martha was dedicated to her
entire family. Martha’s eldest grandchild could not say “Abuelita” so he called her
“Ita” and from then on, she was known as “Ita”. As her grandchildren grew, her
childhood antics came alive. Though small in stature, Ita was seen teaching the
grands to walk on stilts, wrestle and roller skate. Ita also loved to watch her
wrestling on TV.
Martha is survived by her nine children, Nohemi Meneses of Maitland, Fl, Elias
Meneses (Doris) of Land O’ Lakes, Fl., Dr. Ruth Meneses-Taylor (Kevin) of Mount
Dora, Fl., Magnolia M. Meneses of Miami, Fl., Daniel Meneses (Mariaelena) of
Miami, Fl., Saulo L. Meneses (Linda) of Middleburg, Fl., Ana-Ofelia Meneses of
Miami, Fl., Judith Emami (Mike) of Jacksonville, Fl., and Edith Meneses of Miami,
Fl. Martha is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is
also survived by her loving niece, Diana Torres of Miami, and numerous nieces
and nephews in Colombia as well as the U.S.
The Meneses Family is truly grateful to Olga Borbon, who lovingly cared for
Martha over the past two years.
Psalm 37:18 “The Lord knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall
be forever.” NK JV

Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Stanfill Funeral Home, 10545 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, Florida 33156.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 PM Friday, April 5, 2024 at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church, 12125 SW 107th Ave. Miami, FL 33176.

Please send contributions to


April 4, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Stanfill Funeral Home
10545 South Dixie Hwy.
Pinecrest, FL 33156

April 5, 2024

12:30 PM to TBD
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
12125 S.W. 107 Avenue
Miami, FL 33176


Miami Memorial Park
6200 S.W. 77 Avenue
Miami, FL 33143


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