BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mary Louise Portera, 65, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Feb. 21, 2009. A funeral mass will be held Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 980 Huffman Road, Birmingham, AL 35215, with burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens Trussville. Father Andrew Kennedy will be officiating. Visitation was from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis Joseph Cofrancesco and Evangelina Rossi Cofrancesco. She is survived by her children, Michael Portera (Nancy), Master Sgt. Peter Portera III (Vickie), Francis Portera (Toni) and Gina DiOrio (Joe); brother, Francis Joseph Cofrancesco Jr.; and 11 grandchildren. Having been a successful donor recipient, the family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Alabama Organ Center, 500 22nd St. S., Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35233. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.