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PORTALE DELORES BROCHES PORTALE CHARLES ANTHONY PORTALE Delores and Charles Portale, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Olney, MD, both recently passed away at the Bailey Family Center for Caring, surrounded by their family. Delores B. Portale, 82, died November 5, 2013 in St. Augustine, FL. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Jules Broches and Lillian Viola Ritter. Born in Beltsville, MD. Charles A. Portale, 84, died January 23, 2014 in St. Augustine, FL. He was the son of the late Vincent Portale and Carmela Pistorio. Born in Washington, D.C. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Happily married for over 64 years, they were the dedicated and loving parents of Cynthia Foster and her husband the late Charles Foster of Lewes, DE; Michael Portale and wife Alice Portale of Annandale, VA and Sandra Fletcher and husband Robert Fletcher of Laytonsville, MD; the proud and caring grandparents of Cody, Casey, and Courtney Fletcher of Laytonsville, MD and Alexandra Portale of Annandale, VA and many nieces and nephews. Delores is also survived by her sister Margy F. Snider of Culpeper, VA and brother Ralph Broches and his wife Wilma Broches of Olney, MD. She was preceded in death by sisters Frances Broches and Ruth Gormley and brothers Howell Broches and Jack Broches. Charles is also survivied by his loving sister-in-law Patricia Portale. He was preceded in death by sisters Jessie Wilson, Sara Mazza, Carmela Portale and Rose Wheeler and brothers Sam Portale and Vincent Portale. Delores and Charles were truly blessed with a full life of love, laughter, faith, family and friends. They treated each other, and all that they met, with respect and kindness. Their lives will be celebrated at a Memorial Mass on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Delores and Charles Portale, may be made to the Joseph Patrick Sanford Memorial Foundation, c/o Arkin and Co., 2200 Research Blvd. #540, Rockville, MD 20850 or to MGH Health Foundation, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 4, 2014
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