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Joseph R. Portelance III 2022

Joseph R. Portelance III, age 66, of Norwich, CT died peacefully surrounded by family on March 13th 2022 from natural causes.


Joseph was born and raised in Norwich, CT to Barbara Dougherty and Joseph R. Portelance II. He attended Norwich Free Academy where he developed an interest in long distance running and joined the cross country team.


His passion for running deepened and he started training to run marathons. He placed in the top 100 in Boston in the eighties.

He was a devout Buddhist and an avid reader who amassed a large collection of interesting books.


He was a loving father to his three children and will be missed by all.


He is survived by his three daughters Jillian, Mariessa, and Gabriela in addition to his siblings Ellen, Anne, and Timothy.


Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the St Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on 120 Cliff St in Norwich, CT.




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