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Jeannette Josephine Portale

July 19, 1935 - January 26, 2022

Private Funeral Services to be held at a later date

A Mass in Jeannette’s name will be said on Saturday, March 19th at 5pm at Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston

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Jeannette (Jeanne) Portale, 86, of Hopkinton, passed away at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Born in Nyack, New York, she was the daughter of the late Ola (Coppins) and Thomas A. Bedner. She was the wife of 18 years to the late Joseph Portale.

Previously of New City, NY and later retiring to Tom’s River, NJ, Jeanne recently moved to Massachusetts to spend more time with her family.

Jeanne had a passion for playing Bridge. With her husband as her partner, they were able to achieve 3rd place in one world tournament. She enjoyed being retired, she took pleasure in playing golf, gardening, her dogs and the beach. Jeanne also loved her time with friends, going to the opera, church and out for dinner.

She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Aurilio of Hopkinton; her nieces, Susan Denison and her husband, Mark of Holliston,  Deb diBenedetto and her husband, Bernie of Hopkinton, and Nancy Johnson and her husband, Cliff of Rockport, MA. She also leaves behind her cousin, Tom Cummings and cousin-in-law, Monica Briemer and her children, Marc and Eric. She is predeceased by her brother-in-law, Michael Aurilio and cousin, Kenneth Briemer.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms N. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or baypathhumane.org