Sister Dorothy Porcaro, RSM

November 4, 1931 ~ November 11, 2018 (age 87)

Porcaro, Sister Dorothy, 87, a Sister of Mercy for 68 years (formerly Sister Marie Dolorata, RSM), died on November 11, 2018 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre in Cumberland.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida (Ciampa) Porcaro.  She leaves her two sisters, Marian Landry and Helen Curtis and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Irene, Marcelline and Felix Porcaro. 

Dorothy, as a Sister of Mercy, taught in many RI elementary schools. One recurring mission was to Holy Ghost School in Providence. Wherever Sr. Dorothy ministered, she is remembered as making many friends because of her kindness and jovial Italian personality. She treasured her students and her family. Among her nieces and nephews, she was known for her spirit of generosity, making her a candidate for the title “favorite Auntie”. She will be missed by her family and her Mercy Community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister’s memory to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 will be appreciated.  Information and condolences please visit:

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