The bakery later expanded to other locations in Burbank, Downey, Buena Park and West Covina, with Porto’s three children, Beatriz, Raul Jr. and Margarita, assuming prominent roles in the business.
In her late 60s, according to the company’s Instagram post Saturday, Rosa Porto stepped back from the business “to focus her love and passion on raising her seven grandchildren.”
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Porto’s Bakery founder and Porto family matriarch, Rosa Porto,” the post said. “She passed peacefully yesterday at the age of 89 surrounded by her loving husband and family.”
The family could not be reached for comment Saturday. continue reading