Anna F. (Porro) LaValle

November 22nd, 2013

Anna F. (Porro) LaValle, age 84, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on November 20, 2013. 

 Anna was born on June 11, 1929 in Boston, MA.  She was the cherished daughter of the late Savino and Philomena (Avigne) Porro.  Anna was raised in Roxbury as one of ten children and attended Practical Arts High School in Boston.

Anna married the “love of her life” Albert J. LaValle, on July 17, 1949.  The couple moved to Wilmington in 1959, where they raised their two beautiful daughters, Renee and Michelle.  Anna and Al had a wonderful life together and their devotion to each other was unconditional. Anna was very devoted to her family, she enjoyed family holidays, and just getting together with her children and grandchildren; they always brought so much joy to her life.

Anna loved to travel; she and Al visited many different National Parks.  Some of their favorite trips started in California and they would drive through Nevada, where they would stop in Las Vegas for a few days, they always had a great time. 

Prior to retiring, Anna worked as a Quality Control Specialist at M/A –Com in Burlington for sixteen years.  Anna was a hard worker, honest, dependable,  pleasant and she made many friends throughout the years.

Anna and Albert shared a passion for dancing.  They belonged to the square dance club “Skirts and Flirts” from 1969 to the early 2000’s.  Anna also belonged to the Wilmington Senior Center, where she made many friends and liked to join in on the organized activities. 

Anna will be fondly remembered as a beautiful woman, inside and out, she was kind and loving and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Anna was the beloved wife of 64 years to Albert J. LaValle, devoted mother of Renee Cotter & her husband Carl of Sandown, NH and Michelle DeBye & her husband Paul of Londonderry, NH, loving grandmother of Symon, Ryan, and Kyle Cotter, Ariane Chisholm, Pat, Tina, Janelle, and the late Crissy Lunsford, cherished daughter of the late Savino and Philomena (Avigne) Porro, dear sister of Antoinette Christiano of West Roxbury, Cosmo Porro of Norwell, Daniel Porro of Pocasset, the late Joseph Porro, Grace Spada, Angelina Weiner, Dorothy Malacaria, John Porro, and Dolores Johnson.  Anna is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, December 1st for Visiting Hours from 2-4 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m.  

Memorial donations in Anna’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Anna F. (Porro) LaValle”

  1. Jackson Family says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    ( Isaiah 25:8)

  2. Paul L. DeBye says:

    Whenever I hear a Frank Sinatra song or sing a Sinatra song, I will think of you Annie. You loved to hear his voice, and even when much of your memory was gone, the sound of “Old Blue Eyes” singing would put a big smile on your face. And it is that memory of your big beautiful smile that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. And I get to continue to see that beautiful smile because my wife Shelley, your beautiful daughter Michelle, looks just like you, and has that same big beautiful smile. Your gift to your husband Albert and to all of us are your two sweet and beautiful daughters, Renee and Michelle. Words cannot adequately describe my gratitude for that gift! If I am good, and get to heaven, I will see you again.
    Thank You

  3. John Gerhartz says:

    Al an Family, sorry to hear of Anna’s passing, she was a beautiful woman, I remember her and Al coming to the West Intermedaite School where I work for their Saturday night Square Dances with the Skirts n Flirts Square dance group. She always had a smile when I saw her, may she rest in peace. John

  4. Marie Davis says:

    Al, sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. Something just made me think of Helen Dacey and when I googled her I saw she passed in September and Anna’s name caught my eye. I used to dance with the Skirts n Flirts and you gave me many good twirls. My sympathies to you, Marie

  5. Christina Spada says:

    Auntie, You are an incredible woman though you aren’t here anymore. You are here in spirit and the memories of you will not dim. We had some very connecting conversations and they are tucked away in a warm place deep in my heart. I love you Auntie.

  6. Georgeann Votruba says:

    Uncle Al and Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Ann left me with some wonderful memories from so long ago that I have not forgotten. May you find peace and comfort in warm memories and eachother.

  7. matt nastasia says:

    Al,Renee and Michelle,
    Annie will live in my heart and memory forever.
    Compare matt

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