Lorenzo Portillo, 96, of Worcester, died Tuesday, January 21st in St. Vincent Hospital His wife of 40 years, Cristina Lopez, died in 1999. He is survived by four sons, Ramon and Lorenzo both of San Miguel, El Salvador, Jose and Juan both of Worcester; three daughters, Mary, Rosa and Flor all of Worcester; His brother, Leonicio Portillo of San Miguel, El Salvador; twenty grandchildren including Brenda, Renzo, Betsy, Walter, Metxy, Enriquez, Yuri, Mirna, Jose Jr., Jose, Diana, Liliana, Eulices and Freddy, Nelly and Monica; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was born in Canton San Andres, El Salvador, the son of Leonicio and Teresa (Orellana) Portillo; and worked as a farmer during his years in El Salvador. He will be remembered for his strength, hard work and love of farming, but most of all as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A calling hour will be held on Friday, January 24th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue followed by his funeral Mass at 1:00 PM in St. Paul's Cathedral, 38 High Street.