Obituary: Arlene “Lee” Porcella of Boston’s North End

Arlene A. “Lee” Porcella, a longtime North End, Boston resident passed away October 09, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor Porcella. Devoted wife of the late Robert Linberg. Dear sister of Sandra Kenney of Franklin, and the late Paul Porcella of Billerica. Cherished aunt of Jennifer and her wife Nathalie Balch-Kenney of Tewksbury, David and his wife Paula Kenney of Franklin, and Paul, Jr., Joseph, and Frederick Porcella of Billerica. Loving great-aunt of Abigail and Megan Kenney of Franklin.

Arlene was also a longtime neighbor, friend, and volunteer parish secretary at St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street in the North End. St. Stephen’s staff said with sadness, “We are indebted to Lee for the many years that she volunteered here at St. Stephen’s in all of the parish ministries to which she so generously gave so much of her time. Her contributions to St. Stephen’s Church, and all the churches of the North End, were a constant support of parish life, and reached all of our parishioners and visitors in innumerable ways.”

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with Mass Catholic Service at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 401 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113. The family will be meeting everyone at 1 p.m. St. Mary Cemetery, 175 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA, for her burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee’s name to the Project Bread:, and ASPCA: