Porter, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Porter R.N., 73, of Burlington, beloved wife of Charles W. Porter, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 24th. Born in Pittsfield, MA, June 9th, 1939, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Pelissier) Savery. Mary was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, Class of 1957 and the Nursing School at Greater Hartford College, Class of 1983. During her nursing career, she was associated with New Britain General Hospital and Nursing Care Center in Bristol and later served as Assistant Director of Nursing at Countryside Manor in Bristol until her retirement. Mary was a communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Collinsville. Besides her husband, she is survived by her four children, Kathleen M. Gotlibowski and her husband Paul of Bristol; Stephen C. Porter and his wife Marie of Burlington; Shawn A. Porter and his wife Deborah of Avon; and Christine M. Beechey and her husband James of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Nicole Brady. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Mar. 27) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Mar. 28) at 9:15am followed by the Liturgy of the Word in the Church of St. Patrick, 7 Burlington Ave., Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nicole E. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Bristol Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 698, Bristol, CT 06011-0698.

Calling Hours

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Patrick, Collinsville


Center Cemetery in Burlington

Memorial Contribution

Nicole E. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Bristol Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 698, Bristol, CT 06011-0698

12 Responses to 'Porter, Mary'

  1. Dave & Ann Wolff says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May her memories be a blessing to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

  2. Peter geslien says:

    Kathy and family ,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    May all the wonderful memories comfort you at this very difficult time .
    Love and hugs to you all

  3. Trudy Brady says:

    Kathy and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Mary’s death. She certainly was a Great-grandmother in the best sense of the word. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Trudy Brady

  4. Julie Savery Rampersad says:

    Uncle Chuck and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Aunt Mary was a very special person. So many fond memories of her when we were growing up. She will be missed by us all.

  5. Geri Johnston says:

    My deepest sympathy – so sorry for your loss.

  6. Val Marcinczyk says:

    Chuck and Family
    Sorry for your loss. Met your lovely wife at the last reunion.She wiil be much missed.

  7. Kent Shipman says:

    So sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

  8. Theresa ( Terry) Durant says:

    My deepest Sympathy to the Porter Family. I worked with Mary at Countryside Manor, she was a wonderful Lady and Nurse! May she rest in the arms of Jesus.

  9. David Vosgien says:

    Chuck and Family

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss of Mary. We will keep you all in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Dave and Marcia Vosgien

  10. Jennifer Sorensen says:

    Mama Mary…
    You were a beautiful person inside and out. I am honored to have met you and considered you family. You made everyone’s day just that much brighter. Your smile was heartwarming and your wise words were never taken lightly. I will miss your infectious laugh the most. Be with the angels. Until we meet again, know you were loved by many and will be missed incredibly by all you encountered. Love you, Mama Mary. Jen

  11. John Haze says:

    So Sorry, Charley.

  12. Jay & Kelly Savery says:

    Mary touched everyone she met with her kindness, her sincerity, and the way she found humor in almost everything. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. She was a rare combination of strength and compassion, and she made the world a better place. Rest in peace.

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