Joao Jose Portijo
June 22, 2011
Joao Jose Portijo, 62, passed away on June 22, 2011 at home. Born in Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal he lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny 27 years ago. He was a Maintainance Mechanic for X-L Plastics in Clifton. He belonged to the Portuguese Cultural Association (Kearny) and was an avid soccer fan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maria. His three children Hilda Loucks (Jake), Elizabeth Nelson (Logan), and Joseph Portijo. His brother Antonio Portijo along with his two grandchildren, Emma and Lillian.
Visiting will be on Friday from 4-8pm at the Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny (map, directions). Funeral Mass will be on Saturday at 10am in St. Cecelia's Church (map, directions). Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington (map, directions).
In lieu of flowers please make donations to The American Cancer Society.
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