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Benito Martinez-Torres, age 87, of Ansonia, beloved husband of the late Esparanza Cruz, died, Monday, March 23, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on May 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Francisco Martinez and Maria Torres. Mr. Martinez-Torres worked as a residential building contractor in Puerto Rico for many years, until the time of his retirement. In his retirement he found great joy as a school bus driver and pursued his love for the Lord by becoming an Ordained Pentecostal Christian Minister at the Iglesia Defensores de la Fe Inc. He is survived by his devoted children, Santa Santana of Ansonia, Benito Martinez of Puerto Rico and Manuel Sanchez-Acosta of MI; as well as six cherished grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 50 years, he was predeceased by a son Jose Sanchez-Acosta. Interment will take place in Puerto Rico. A Memorial Service will be announced in the future by the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.