Barbara G. (Ruth) Portella


Barbara G. (Ruth) Portella, 88, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2020 at West Shore Health Center in Warwick. Barbara was the wife of the late Albino Portella for 63 years.

Born in Providence, she was the only child of the late Joseph Ruth and Rita Lincoln and stepdaughter of Robert E. Lincoln. Barbara liked to bake and cook. She was a roller skater in her younger years. She loved camping and traveling the United States with her husband. Barbara worked many jobs in her lifetime.

She was the beloved mother of Albino Portella Jr. (Cam), Donna Pacheco (Manuel), Georgette Coakley (the late Timothy), Steven Portella (Cheryl) and the late David Portella; grandmother of Tina, Chris, David, Kelly, Jen, Joe and Mark; and great-grandmother of 12.

The family wishes to thank all throughout West Shore Health Center for their kindness and care shown to their Mom during her six and a half years at the facility. A special thank you to Barbara’s in-laws, Antonio and Dolores Mello, Rose Levesque and John Portella.

At the family’s wishes, service will be private. For information and condolences visit


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