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Theresa 'Tippy' Portoles, 60, of Tuckahoe

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. — Theresa “Tippy” Portoles of Tuckahoe died May 25. She was 60.

She was born July 5, 1951, in New York City to Angelo and Shirley Portoles. She was a graduate of St. Barnabas High School and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. Portoles was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Mount Vernon.

Portoles was a source of inspiration to family, undergoing 34 years of kidney dialysis treatments and numerous surgeries.

She is survived by her companion, Tom Chapman; nine siblings, Laurie, Steven, David, Gerard, Chuck, Ginger, Benigno, Joseph and Di-Di; and a host of family and friends.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at F. Ruggiero and Sons Funeral Home in Yonkers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 23 South High St., Mout Vernon, NY 10550.

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