Rayne Portela

Portela, Rayne, 27, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.  Rayne was born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Passaic and was a lifelong resident of New Jersey, most recently residing in Woodland Park.  She graduated from Nutley High School and then attended Salve Regina University in Newport Rhode Island, where she graduated Cum Laude.  Rayne was always interested in the beauty and fashion industry. After graduating college she decided to pursue her passion entering Cosmetology school and worked as a stylist at Artists and Architects Salon of Ridgewood.  Rayne loved life and loved her family and friends fiercely. One of her favorite things were Sunday family dinners at her grandmother’s house where everyone would gather and talk for hours.  Rayne gave her whole heart to everything she did, and her greatest achievement and one of the happiest moments of her life was becoming a mother to her cherished son Dante.  She always had a smile or a helping hand for anyone in need, doing anything for the people she loved without questions.  Rayne loved life and loved to travel, whether it was sitting on a beach or sightseeing in a new town, she was always up for an adventure or a new experience.  Rayne is the beloved mother of Dante Stella and daughter of Nicole and Richard Portela. She is also survived by her dear brother, Justin Portela, her maternal grandmother, Roslyn Di Pasquale, her uncle, Dominik Di Pasquale, her cherished cousin, Madison Di Pasquale, her fiancé Michael Stella, her family, and many friends.  Rayne’s untimely death has left us shocked and saddened and she will be missed deeply.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial visitation held at Nazare Memorial Home Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst on Saturday, April 23, 2022  from 3 - 7PM.  Memorial Service begins at 6:30PM.  In lieu of flowers,  please consider a donation in Rayne's memory to the American Cancer Society at www.donate3.cancer.org