Of Saugus, formerly of Everett. Passed away on Saturday, December 31st at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Ciampa) Portella with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.
Born in Revere, Mr. Portella was the son of the late Ralph J. and Mary (Aldoriso) Portella.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Portella is survived by his two daughters, Desiree Portella of Peabody and Lisa Grana and her husband John of Saugus; two grandsons, Matthew Grana and his wife Sierra of SC and Michael Grana and his wife Teresa Grana of Saugus; two great grandchildren, Aliya and Domenic Grana of SC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Service Information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Tuesday, January 10th from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For directions and condolences visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army at give.salvationarmyusa.org.