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Louis J. Portalla, Jr.

Louis J. Portalla, Jr.

Visiting hours are Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals (Route 107), 773 Broadway, Revere for Louis J. Portalla, Jr. who died on Saturday, July 28th at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, after being stricken at his Revere home, unexpectedly, following a long illness, at 81 years.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 3rd at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m.  Born in East Boston, he moved to Revere with his family over 75 years ago.  All of his working career was as a longshoreman for the International Association of Longshoremen, Local #805, where he was  member & past treasurer for over 25 years.  Louis was a member of the 1st Revere Chapter of the Ancient & Honorable Order of Hibernians, & a 30 year member & Fleet Captain of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club of Winthrop.  He was a 1948 alumnus of Revere High School & soon after joined the United States Air Force (SAC) serving during the Korean Conflict for over 6 years.  He leaves his beloved wife of 60  years, Lorraine J. (Vaillant).  He is the Devoted Father of: Doranne J. Mattoon & her husband Robert of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mark F. Portalla of Revere, & Craig C. Portalla & his wife Elizabeth of Newburyport.  He is the cherished grandfather of: Lauren E., Ryan L., & William D. Portalla, all of Newburyport, Brendan R. & Patrick N. Mattoon both of Greensboro, NC.  He is the dear brother to: Mary Alongi of Kernersville, NC, Donald Portalla & wife Corrine of Saugus, William Portalla & wife Dorothy of Epping, NH, Charlotte Curley & her husband Austin of Revere, & Edward Portalla of Boston, & the late, Joseph Portalla & Louise Potenza.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony’s Parish, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony’s Parish, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. Lauren your granddaughter
    May 16 2014

    Grandpa, I love and miss you it’s been 2 hard years but I love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Hans and Lisa Sundstrom
    Aug 2 2012

    We are so thankful that we got to know Lou and enjoy his company. He will be missed by many. Sending you all our love and deepest sympathy.

  3. George & Helen Marotta
    Aug 2 2012

    Our deepest sympathy to Lorraine and family. George worked with Lulu for many years. He was a great guy, always full of fun. There was never a dull moment when working with Lulu.

    Sorry we are unable to attend the services. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    George & Helen Marotta

  4. Freinds of Craig at Integron
    Aug 2 2012

    Requiescat in pace.

  5. Michael and Amy Mensel
    Aug 1 2012

    Our prayers are with the Portalla family during this time.

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