Ruth E. (Provencal) Porcello, 93, of Enfield & recently of Suffield, entered into eternal life, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to the late Leo E. Porcello. Born on September 23, 1926 in Hartford, CT to the late Rudolph Provencal and Bertha (LaJoy) Provencal Sisco. She had resided in Enfield for 75 years and in Springfield, MA and Fort Ticonderoga, NY, and was educated in Ft. Ticonderoga, NY. Prior to retiring Ruth was employed with the Enfield Board of Education Central Office, as a computer programmer for 30+ years. Ruth was very active in her community, she was a cantor for many churches in Enfield, Eucharistic Minister for St. Patrick Church, choir member of St. Bernard and St. Adalbert Churches, volunteering at Parkway Pavilion, member of the Lady of Mt. Carmel women’s Auxiliary, Enfield Senior Center and its Chapter of the AARP, Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Senior CT Cameo Club. She was Ms. Senior Connecticut 1990, 4th runner up in the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City (1990), had a passion for singing, playing piano/organ, Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother “Nana” and great-grandmother, she loved going out to eat, was always the life of the party, and loved to perform.
Ruth is survived by her two loving sons and daughters-in-law; John & Judy Porcello of Enfield, and James & Rebecca Porcello of Holt, MI., her eight grandchildren; John Porcello, Jr., Jeffrey Porcello & wife Cathy, Jameson Porcello & wife Jessica, Tracy Clement & husband William, Jennifer Kilgore & husband Lawrence, James Porcello, Jr. & wife Kammi, Julie Cosker & husband Joseph, Jessica Cooper & Brad Watson, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by a brother, Robert Provencal of Banning, CA, as well as many niece, nephews, cousins and a sister-in-law Rose Porcello. Besides her husband and parents, Ruth was predeceased by 2 brothers, James R. Denault and Richard Denault.
Services will be held at a later date to be announced due to the current public health crisis and social distancing. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104. Meanwhile to leave and online condolence message go to: www.brownememorialchapels.com.