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BENNINGTON -- Catherine Porter, 72, a resident of Walloomsac Apartments in Bennington, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Linwood, N.J. on March 17, 1932, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Smith) Kramer. Catherine was one of 22 children. She received her education in New Jersey.

In earlier years Catherine was employed as a waitress and a certified nurse’s aide in New Jersey.

Catherine was a member of Bennington Project Independence and the Tuckerton Methodist Church in Tuckerton, N.J. She enjoyed bingo, crocheting, wordbooks and other crafts.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Reese of Barnegat, N.J. and Betsy Adorno of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sons, Michael Porter of Bayville, N.J. and William Porter of Litchfield, Maine; eight brothers and two sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, John Porter.

At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Catherine Porter may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 24, 2004
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