Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Torgersen Family: There are no words to truly convey how sorry I am for your loss. I was fortunate to have worked with Cindy at Tufts Health Plan for almost three years. You never realize how close you become to someone when working with them. You give a part of yourself, you share stories and connections and lift one another up. I learned so much from Cindy, not only working together but as a mom and friend. She was a great coworker and was always positive, even in times of struggle. Through working together, Cindy would share her love of travel and other activities. But thing she loved most was her family. I hope you feel her presence and love. Sending prayers of comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

Posted by Suzanne Salit - Melrose, MA - Coworker   December 23, 2020

Dear Doug, Kayla, and Dustin,
We've only been your neighbors for a little over a year, but Cindy was so sweet and welcoming every time we did get to chat. We still remember the two of you coming out to welcome us our first day in the house, and Cindy's recommendation that we find our way to Kimball Farm promptly. We will miss seeing her around, and are truly sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts,
Cara & Brendan

Posted by Cara Christ - Westford, MA - Neighbor   December 22, 2020

Doug, Kayla and Dustin: There are no words that can truly convey the heartbreak and sadness in losing Cindy. One of the Girls Night Out girls for over 30 years. She was our beautiful friend and we will miss her dearly. She loved you all so much and was so proud of you. Your grace and dignity through her illness, and especially at the funeral home yesterday, are a testament to her love and gentle spirit in raising a family. She is beaming down on you from heaven. All our love, Ken and Mary Beth Parker.

Posted by Mary Beth and Ken Parker - Bolton, MA - Friend   December 21, 2020

To the Torgersen Family: As a long time employee at Tufts Health Plan, I would occasionally work with Cindy, and knew her as a friendly and competent professional. When she joined our very small group of co workers taking the commuter rail and bus to Watertown for a few years, I got to know the wonderful, caring, and gentle soul she was, and appreciate her dry sense of humor, especially regarding the trials, tribulations and personalities of our commute. She made the commute easier, and I always looked forward to seeing her during those times. I admired her strength and determination without complaint in carrying on as normal during her battle with cancer. She is in my prayers and I convey my sincere condolences and well wishes to you.

Posted by Ed Geraghty - Shirley, MA - Coworker   December 18, 2020

To the Torgersen Family --I worked with Cindy for many years at Tufts and am extremely saddened to hear of her passing. She always, always had a smile and warm greeting for me. I marveled at her pressing on through her recovery some years ago, and will always remember her pride in her family. I was fortunate to meet Kayla one day, briefly, and was happy for Cindy to have such a beautiful, accomplished daughter. May Cindy's memory be eternal, and may God grant you the peace you need at this time.

With warm regards,
Pam Giannatsis

Posted by Pam Giannatsis - Bath, ME - Coworker   December 17, 2020

Doug, Kayla, Dustin. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Cindy always had a warm smile, gentle spirit and gracious presence. We will miss seeing her beautiful smile in the neighborhood.

With warmest thoughts,
Ray, Laura, Blake and Cole Mazzaferro

Posted by Laura Mazzaferro - Westford, MA - Neighbor   December 17, 2020


Dearest Doug: I loved Cindy as a friend, sister, soulmate❤ and was devastated and heartbroken for you when I learned she is no longer with us. I'm sending you so much love and prayers. Your marriage, your children, your friendship will always mean the world to me. Love and hugs, Kerri

Posted by Kerri Cotter - WESTFORD, MA - Friend   December 17, 2020

There are few people that make an impact on one's life.. Cindy made an amazing impact on mine. I was a her coworker and breast cancer patient. She would call me weekly to see how I was doing, offering advise and tips on how to handle the poison that was taking over. So many questions, so many answers. She was kind and supportive. She was my got this!! Who cares about your hair! It will grow back, I promise. How I cherished this woman. Thank you Cindy for so much!! You will be forever in my prayers and I will miss you greatly. Fly high my beautiful friend...

Posted by Lisa Potter - Taunton, MA - Coworker   December 17, 2020

Kayla, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I obviously didn't know her personally, however she raised a beautiful and wonderful daughter which says so much about her spirit. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Shelly Murray (Brenna's mom)

Posted by Shelly Murray - Groton, MA   December 17, 2020