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Obituary for Joan T. Porcella (Stewart)

Porcella, Joan T. (Stewart) of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2022 at age 75. Joan grew up in Somerville and later settled in Medford, finally making a home in North Cambridge. Joan was worked as an office manager, spending much of her career at the Burns & Levinson LLP law firm and also the Tofias PC accounting firm. In her retirement Joan enjoyed returning to her hobby of ballroom dancing often performing competitively. Wife of the late John P. Porcella. Joan is survived by four of her loving children: Debra Magalhaes of Cambridge and her husband Joseph Magalhaes, Cynthia Martucci and her husband Bruno Martucci of Stoneham, Steven Porcella and his wife Katherine Finucci of West Roxbury and Kevin Porcella of Cambridge. She also leaves behind her four adored grandchildren Roger Magalhaes, Ruby Martucci, Elizabeth and Matthew Porcella. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her son, John P. Porcella, Jr., and her parents Mary and Robert Stewart. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Regan of Malden, Patricia Wilson of Woburn, Geraldine Higgins of Medford, Louise Ricker of Jacksonville, FL, Kathleen Freeman of Gloucester and Denise Stewart of Arlington. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Keefe Funeral Home 2175 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA, July 20, 2022, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Joan’s wishes are for donations to be made in her memory to the Cambridge Community Center at To send an online condolence visit