Mary Leona Porcaro, 78, passed away peacefully Oct.8, 2014 at her Redondo Beach home with her family by her side. Mary was born September 21, 1936 to Joseph and Nora Parisi in Brooklyn, NY. She was married to Rudolph Valentino Porcaro for fifty years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a friend to all and will be held dear in many hearts, and deeply missed. She is survived by her children Daughter Rosina Vanek, Son Valentino Porcaro, Daughter Maureen Martineau (Jim) and Daughter Donna Nelson, Grandchildren Brittany, Matthew, Stephanie, Joseph, Julianna, and Zachary. Also by Cindy Weinhart whom she loved as a daughter.She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant son Joseph, and her husband Rudolph. Viewing will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Monday Oct. 13 at 6 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Tuesday Oct 14 at 10:00 am. Reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Room from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.

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