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Josephine M. Porciello

March 11, 1930 - July 17, 2022


Obituary For Josephine M. Porciello

Josephine M. (Rizza) Porciello, age 92 of Arlington, died peacefully on Sunday July 17 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony P. Porciello. Together they shared 60 years of marriage.
Born and raised in the North End of Boston, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Archangela (Tulipano) Rizza. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. After raising her family, she worked for the Town of Arlington in Consumer Affairs until her retirement.
She was predeceased by her son Stephen Porciello in 2017; and her sisters Katherine Rizza and Michelina Guarente. She is survived by her son, Anthony F. Porciello and his wife Nancy of Peabody, daughter Rachel Cutliffe of Billerica, son Francis Porciello of Arlington and his life partner Kerry Tacey, and daughter-in-law Joyce Porciello of Arlington; seven grandchildren, Anthony R. Porciello, Stephen Porciello, Annemarie Hogan, Mark Porciello, Jenna Speck, Krista Ziolkowski and Michael Porciello; eight great grandchildren, Mia, Connor, Christian, Braydon, Evelyn, Grace, Stephanie and Levi; her brothers, Benedetto "Ben" Rizzo and John Rizza; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington on Friday July 22nd from 9:00am to 11:00am. A funeral mass will be held in St. Camillus Church at 11:30am. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine's name may be made to St. Camillus Church 1185 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA 02476


22 Jul


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
22 Jul

Funeral Mass

11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

St. Camillus Church 1185 Concord Turnpike Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
22 Jul


12:45 AM

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 70 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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  • 08/09/2022

    I remember Josephine well from her work as a consumer advocate stationed at the Arlington Council on Aging. She was always so gracious and helpful. I remember her fondly.

  • 07/28/2022

    Anthony , Rachel and Frank . Your mother was a great woman , loved by everyone that she touched . My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family , sorry for your loss. David Kyle

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  • 07/24/2022

    Frank so sorry for the loss of your mom my condolences Paul Napolitano

  • 07/22/2022

    Frank, So sorry for the loss of your Mom, my sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family. Ginny Ryan

  • 07/22/2022

    So so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and always made me feel welcomed. You've all gained a new angel 🤍

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