Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 17, 2012

Joseph Louis Porcelli

FIFE LAKE — Joseph Louis Porcelli, 61, of Fife Lake, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1950, in Sault Ste. Marie, he was the son of Thomas and Aurora (Vincenzetti) Porcelli.

While living in Redford Joe attended Redford Union School.

Joe was a proud veteran and served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

In 1969 he married the former Deborah Hickey, who preceded him in death in 1980. Together they had one son, Joseph.

Joe found love again and married the former Selene Woolner in 1989 in Port Hope.

He worked for Pontiac Motors and owned his own business until he retired to be a stay-at-home dad to Cassidy in 1997.

Joe was a true biker who enjoyed riding his Harley. He was an avid golfer who held a membership with the Missaukee Golf and Country Club in Lake City.

He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Selene Porcelli, of Fife Lake; their daughter, Cassidy Porcelli (age 15); his son, Joseph (Jill Sutherby) Porcelli Jr., of Holly; grandson, Joseph Porcelli III, of Holly; mother, Ora Porcelli, of Redford; brothers, Thomas (Katherine) Porcelli, of Clarkston, and Vincent (Emily) Porcelli, of South Lyons; sisters, Virginia (Stanley) Shook, of Fife Lake, and Maria (Dale) Gowen, of Fife Lake; along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 3 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Deacon Rene Hoenscheid will officiate. Military honors will follow under the auspices of the VFW Cherryland Post #2780. Cremation has taken place.

In remembrance of Joe, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Michigan. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home.

Kindly share your memories with the family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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