Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Stamford Daily Voice serves Stamford, CT
Return to your home site


Stamford Daily Voice serves Stamford, CT

Nearby Towns


Mark Portanova, 62, Lifelong Stamford Resident

Mark Portanova
Mark Portanova Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Mark Portanova, a lifelong Stamford resident, died Thursday, May 28. He was 62.

He was born to Sophie (Kossluk) and Michael A. Portanova in Stamford.

Portanova was an avid gardener, whose vegetables were coveted by his entire family. He was a doting grandfather and loved his dogs. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Lao) Portanova; his son, Mark; his stepchildren, Christine and Rommel; and his grandson, Jacob. He is also survived by his siblings, Michael, Jeffrey, Gina, Alan and Craig.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Ave., Stamford. A luncheon will follow.

Family will greet friends at the church from 10-11 a.m. before the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Stamford Animal Shelter.

Online condolences may be made at

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Stamford Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.