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Elena C PORTILLO

October 14, 1952April 1, 2021
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Elena C. Portillo passed on April 1st, 2021. She was 68 and passed peacefully surrounded by her family. The memorial service will be held at Leber Funeral Home on Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 10:00AM. Elena was born in Havana Cuba on October 14, 1952. Her parents Josefina Walters and Pedro Portillo de la Luz raised a loving and genuine daughter. Elena was an only child who seek happiness through reading her bibles, listening to her favorite music, and writing. Elena graduated Union Hill High school in 1972 and developed many long-lasting friendships since. She continued to advance in her life when she landed employment at HPD in 1997 as an Administrative Assistant. Elena devoted over 20 years of her life doing what she loved. She retired in 2019 when she expressed it was one of her most accomplishing moments. Elena treasured all four of her children and embraced every moment with them. She gave unconditional love and made worth making sacrifices so that her family can grow strong. Elena was an amazing person. she was not only known for her sense of humor, her generosity, and her integrity but she was also well known for penmanship. Everyone admired her talent in writing. Elena Portillo has so many good qualities that will forever be remembered. She is survived by all four of her children Ivy Portillo, Daniel Olivo, Denisse Olivo and Joel Olivo. By her grandchildren Shawn and Hendrix, by all her family and friends. The ceremony will be held at Leber Funeral Home located in 2000 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Union City, NJ 07087 at 10:00AM The mass will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. Elena Portillo family would like to thank their extended family and friends for their support, prayers, and friendship. We are so blessed to have had such a truly inspirational loving and caring mother and may we humbly pray for her spirt to live on in us.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

Memories

Elena C PORTILLO

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Valencia Thompson

April 8, 2021

Elena, so very soft spoken, one of the most sweetest, kindest and loving person there is. No matter what type of morning/day she was having, she always had that beautiful smile and those bright reassuring eyes. She loved her family. She loved life. She will truly be missed. May She Rest in Peace 🙏🏾🕊❤

Mattie Jones

April 8, 2021

You were always such a graceful lady. You carried youself in such a dignified way. I loved your smile. You smiled, like you knew something that no one else knew. So now i know you are resting with JESUS and will be smiling forever my friend Elena.

Tracy James

April 8, 2021

My wonderful memories of Ms. Elena will always include presentation, great music, laughter and wisdom. Ms. Elena always reminded to keep god close to heart through good times and bad and always make sure that I look good doing it lol. When I would have a bad day she would say just because you are having a bad day why does your face need to reflect it. She was the reason I kept makeup in my desk. When my heart felt heavy about anything she would help me find the light in my darkness. I would miss our great conversation and her wonderful detailed text message. God has received a beautiful angel that will continue to watch over her loved ones. Ms. Elena was a wonderful strong and graceful women. God bless you you will me missed.

SL West

April 8, 2021

What a beautiful peaceful location. Fits Elena's personality and gifts. Your spirit lingers and brightens my days the hugs and glistening eyes experienced in the warmth of our exchanges. I will never miss (forget) those moments and "missing you" is replaced with the feelings of knowing you are forever with me in my heart and mines in yours. Bless you and bless your family. Thank you for the memories. Hugs and love being sent your way. And family, thank for sharing these moments.

Shanise Jones

April 8, 2021

I have been trying to say something since I heard you were called home . I am at a loss for words . You my Diva are the best person ever made , a true talent, and class act with a little bit of sassiness. My partner on the other side of the wall. She was the best. The picture that I am including with this message will be treasured forever. I would like to thank her family for sharing her with me .
Painting by Elena and Joel for my grandson Ethan ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love you my Diva Angel

maria rodriguez

April 8, 2021

My Dear Mamita ,I will miss you so much, who will call me Ninita Linda.. My Elena was a beautiful Lady with a big heart,she was sweet and kind. She was my strength and I had so much respect for her, I will miss her telling me
Ninita did you put on your makeup and lipstick dont forget, she had a lovely smile on her face,because I would say ,yes mamita I did put my makeup on. She was a great friend to me,Sleep in peace Mamita , now you have no pain , no more suffering. Love you

Nilda Santiago

April 7, 2021

Dearest Doña Elena, I will always cherish the moments and time spent with you just talking and texting. Since the first time my sister Maria introduced us you were a beautiful, caring and gentle person who had a deep love for your family. I appreciate the genuine feelings you expressed towards my granddaughter and how much you cared for her. You are an elegant, selfless person and I will truly miss you, your messages on faith, religion and love of God. Thank you for your gift, of the book of prayers and your caring words during my time of illness. As one of our Lord’s angels I know you will watch over all your loved ones. May you sleep in eternal peace. Love, Nilda

Faith Green

April 7, 2021

I always seen Eleana in the hall ways of HPD and she would walk with me and talk with me such and encouraging person she gave me a little jewelry box when I retired I hung it on my wall above my calender the day she died I picked off my wall and it fell on the floor I picked it up and put back on the wall but I didn't know she had died not until later that day may Elena RIP

Diana Shields

April 7, 2021

To the Family of the beloved Elena. Elena was a jewel. I loved her dearly as a friend , coworker, lover of God and family. I will personally miss my text communication and occasional calls since I relocated to Atl. I do know she is resting and I won’t be selfish I am glad she gets to be with our Heavenly Father. . Deepest sympathy to entire family.
Ms. Shields

Denisse Olivo

April 6, 2021

Good times when I first bought max home I miss you so much mom I love. You rest easy 🙏🏽🙏🏽💔💔💔

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