March 2018

Lorraine Polombo

Lorraine F. (Rich) Polombo, 89, of Portland, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Middlesex Hospital following complications from surgery. She was the widow of Anthony "Mike' Polombo. Lorraine was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Burke) Rich. She was predeceased by her brothers Francis and Paul. Raised in West Roxbury, MA, she graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, attended Emerson College and began working for the telephone company. She left the company to raise her children and returned once the children were older. She retired from the telephone company in 1992. In retirement, she enjoyed activities with the Portland Senior Center. She is survived by her three children, Diane (David), Jerry (Kim) and David (Maura) and four grandsons, Dane, Sean, Joshua and Owen who live throughout New England. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:30 am from the Portland Memorial Funeral Home 231 Main St. Portland followed by a mass of Christian burial in St. Mary Church Portland at 10 am. Burial will be on Friday ( March 9) in St. Joseph Cemetery West Roxbury, Mass. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 8:30 am to 9:30 am In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to ORTv at  

Phyllis Bordonaro

Phyllis Bordonaro (King) 74, of Portland passed away on March 17, 2018. She was a loving preschool teacher with the Head Start program. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bordonaro of Cromwell and widow of Richard E. King. She was loving companion to Roberto Serrano of Cromwell. She leaves behind her daughters Laura King and Donna Kowalski; eight grandchildren Richard, Kristyn, Kimberly, Kelsey, Kevin, Joshua, Rebecca and Kailoni and six great-grandchildren. She also leaves her seven siblings Carmella, Lucille, Josephine, Santo, Linda, Marie, and Deborah; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two children Katherine Horton and Patricia Smith.
The funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main Street, Portland, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. John's Church, Cromwell, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in the family plot in Trinity Cemetery, Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. 

Sharon Rosano

Sharon Behm Rosano, 67, of Portland, CT passed away suddenly on March 9, 2018 of a broken heart. She was born in Middletown, CT on February 15, 1951 to the late Howard and Esther Behm. Sharon graduated from Portland High School in 1969 and completed her nursing degree at Middlesex Nursing School and advanced her education at Wesleyan University. She married the love of her life, the since deceased, Joseph Rosano. Sharon was a well-recognized career nurse at Middlesex Hospital and lifelong resident of Portland. She loved the outdoors and had a passion for all animals, especially horses. Sharon was an avid gardener, crafter and was known for making beautiful quilts to gift to family and friends. She enjoyed growing fruits and vegetables and sharing them with family, along with an egg or two from her chicken coop.
She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Sharon was known for her sense of humor, stubbornness, tenacity, generosity, loyalty and her sense of western couture (cowboy boots). She was a spectacular caregiver and a wonderful listener who wore her heart on her sleeve.
Sharon was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin. She is survived by her son, Shane McAvay of Middletown, CT and his wife Lynn McAvay; her son, John Rosano and her daughter, Esther McAvay; grandchildren, Jillian, Maren and Brittney McAvay; cherished sister of Howard "Skip" Behm Jr and his wife Susan Behm and Deborah Behm Davis and her husband Conn Davis Sr; aunt of Rachel Davis, Conn Davis Jr and Hannah Jeter and great-aunt of Christian Davis and Bella Jeter.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell. Burial will be in the State Veteran's Cemetery, Middletown, at a later date. Friends may call at the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.