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Helen M. (Fiorentino) Porter

A Private Funeral Mass was held in the Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, August 5th for 100-year Revere resident, Helen M. (Fiorentino) Porter, who passed following a brief illness on Saturday, August 1st at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.

Born & raised in Boston’s North End on June 20, 1918 (102 years ago) she & her family moved to Revere in 1920, over 100 years ago. She attended schools in Revere and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1936. She secured her special teaching certificate late in life to work as a Teacher’s Aide & substitute teacher for the former Children Day Care of Revere. Earlier in her career, she was an employee of Forbes Lithograph. She was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Parish community and an attendee at many of the services and fundraising events. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America – Court James Lee. She was also one of the first appointed Eucharistic Ministers for Immaculate Conception Parish and was a longtime volunteer at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center.

She is the beloved wife of the late Revere Police Lt. James S. Porter. Devoted mother of James L. Porter & his partner Carole A. Pelissey of Beverly & Marie F. Carenza & her husband Anthony of West Peabody. Cherished grandmother of Christina M. Porter & her companion Andrew Turchon of Salem, MA, Maura C. Cugini & her husband Paul of Belmont, Lauren J. Porter of Salem, MA, Jamie A. Carenza of South Boston & Teresa E. Santia & her husband Joshua of Hopkinton. Adored great-grandmother of Norah & Evelyn Turchon & Oliver A. Santia. Dear sister of the late Mary Casoli, Lillian Samu, Anthony Fiorentino & Margaret Fiorentino. She is also lovingly survived by many faithful nieces & nephews.


Remembrances may be made the Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund, 119 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.


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  1. Kenneth Cody
    Aug 28 2020

    Jimmy, Marie and family.
    Our prayers and sympathy are with you for your loss. Kenny has fond memories of Aunt Helen and Uncle Jimmy babysitting him, Uncle Jimmy would take him out in the yard to practice golf with a wiffle ball.
    May your memories bring you comfort at this time.
    Kenny, Joanne & Billy Cody

  2. joanne nardone
    Aug 8 2020

    Sending sincere condolences to Helen’s family. She grew up with my mother, Mary Di Giovanni and I had the privilege of knowing this sweet lady ,too. May she find eternal rest in the arms of our dear Lord.

  3. Marguerite Bova
    Aug 8 2020

    God bless you Helen ❤️ I have many special memories of your kindness and devotion.

  4. Amelia malatesta
    Aug 7 2020

    Our hearts go out to your family. Helen was a ray of sunshine, may her continue to shine on.
    Our deepest sympathy
    The Amaral family

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