Melissa Louise (Branch) Torrey, 69, of Bangor, Michigan passed away April 1, 2020 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, MI. A private celebration of life gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services – 926-9440. For those who wish to leave a condolence for the family may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Melissa was born June 8, 1950 in Grand Rapids, MI to Rex and Agnus (Davies) Branch. She attended Lawrence High School where she excelled as an athlete. After graduating from high school, she married the love of her life, Donald Torrey on September 28, 1973 in Paw Paw. Everyone called her by her nickname, “Goose” due to her contagious laugh that resembled the sound a goose makes. Melissa had a great sense of humor always looking for the bright side of every situation. She was an honorary member of the Victor Neuman family from the “Young and the Restless” soap opera which she rarely if ever missed watching. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandson, Landon.
Melissa is survived by her husband, Don, her son, Donald (Sheri) Torrey; grandson, Landon Torrey; and brothers, Greg Branch and Steve Branch. She was preceded by her parents and sister, Sara Goderre.
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