Obituary for Charles J. "Chick" Porcello
Charles “Chick” J. Porcello, 86, passed away on the morning of July 31, 2017 at Blair Manor Nursing Home. Charles was the husband of the late Marjorie (Daly) Porcello of West Springfield, MA. He was a lifelong resident of Enfield, CT born on July 24, 1931 in Enfield. He was the son of the late John and Lillian (Alaimo) Porcello. He was a graduate of Enfield High Class of 1950. Charles proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Upon returning from service he joined the family business, Porcello’s Service Station eventually becoming co-owner with his brothers Tony and James. Charles received many awards and much recognition for merit and outstanding service by the Mobil Corporation. After 37 years he retired from the service station, later coming out of retirement and working an additional 10 years for Hamilton Standard. In his retirement Charles enjoyed spending time with his children and their spouses; John and Mariela Porcello, Anthony Porcello, Gary and Cheryl Porcello, of Enfield and Eddie and Debbie (Porcello) Thompson of Eastford, CT. He also enjoyed his grandchildren; Johnny, Eddie, Gina, Elisha, Shane, Christina, Nick and their families. He is also survived by his sisters, Ida Porcello-Andreone of Georgia, Rose Porcello of Enfield and his sister-in-law Ruth Porcello. He is predeceased by four brothers; Tony, James, Leo and Matt and two sisters Angelina Brooks-Silansky and Lena Scalia Licardo. He was also predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Pamela Porcello. Charles will always be remembered for his warm smile and friendly disposition.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours Friday August 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield. A funeral procession will gather on Saturday August 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery with military honors. Donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the American Heart/American Stroke Assoc. P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.