Friday, July 16, 2010

Earl A. Porcaro

Surrounded by his family, Earl A. Porcaro, age 84, passed away Friday July 16, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Earl was born in Racine, April 22, 1926, son of the late Fiore and Barbara (Nee: Denoto) Porcaro.

Earl attended William Horlick High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Delta. On May 29, 1954, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church he married the love of his life, Josephine Ingrasci. Earl was employed by Modine Mfg. for 45 years, retiring in 1988. He also bartended at Brusha’s Club for thirty years where he became affectionely known as “Uncle Earl.” Earl was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, a 60-year member of Roma Lodge and member of the Modine Twenty Year Club. He enjoyed his vacations in Arizona and California but mostly he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Jo; children, Barbara (John) Suprak, Tom Porcaro, Randy (Karen) Porcaro; his precious loving granddaughters, Gina and Nicole; his brother, Anthony “Tony” Porcaro; sister, Betty Valente; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe Ingrasci, Tom Ingrasci, Oscar "Ozzie" Brusha and Rose Malone; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by eight  brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 19. 2010, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Reverend William Dietzler officiating assisted by Deacon Russell Missureli. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 1-4 p.m. (Roma Service at 3 p.m.) and on Monday at the church  from 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

Katy said...

Dear Porcaro family - So sorry to hear of Earl's passing. Praying for you all, and sending strength your way. I was glad to have had the opportunity to visit Earl at Lincoln Lutheran last month, and it was great to see he still had his crazy sense of humor at that time.
We're all left with fond memories of our favorite porch dweller, and know that you have an abundance of memories yourself that will get you through this difficult time.
I'm quite confident that Earl and Larry are up there raising a glass to the great lives they led and the wonderful legacies they've left here on the other side!
God Bless you all who made Earl's life so rich!!!

Katy Flynn-Wisch