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Glenora Porter


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Glenora Porter

1922-2015 CUMMINGTON Glenora Fryer "Glennie" Porter, 92, passed away peacefully April 22, 2015 at home in Cummington. She was born August 28, 1922 in Pittsfield Mass to J. Howard Fryer and Violet Roller Fryer. Glennie graduated from Pittsfield High in 1940. She graduated from Brenau University in Gainsville, Ga. in 1944 where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and several scholastic societies. She married Lawrence M. "Puff" Porter of Cummington on March 16, 1944. She was a member and past treasurer of the Village Congressional Church of Cummington and an associate member of the South Congregational Church of Pittsfield. She was a former business manager of the Village Church Paper "Goodwill Messenger" and was on its staff for 50 years. She served as the first female tax collector in Cummington for 10 years. She enjoyed birding and was a member of the Hoffmann Bird Club of Pittsfield and the Calusa Bird Club of Fort Myers, Fla. She also belonged to the San-Cap Audubon Society in Florida and many other nature organizations. Glennie enjoyed gardening and had many gardens around her home. For the past 29 years, Glennie & Puff spent winters in Jamaica Bay community in Fort Myers, Fla. where they made many friends. She is survived by her husband of 71 years Lawrence Porter; a daughter, Marilou Martin and her husband, Larry of Hendersonville, N.C.; a grandson, Scott Martin of Lakewood, Colo.; a grand daughter, Holly Dextraze and her husband, Robert Jr. of Cummington; a granddaughter, Kimberley Swanda and her husband, Wells Jr. of Cummington; and a great-grandson, Dylan Dextraze of Cummington. There are no calling hours or funeral. A graveside service for family and friends at the West Cummington Cemetery at the corner of Walker Road and Route 9 on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the Vestry of the Village Congregational Church on Main Street in Cummington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060 or to the Village Congregational Church P.O. Box 76, Main Street Cummington MA 01026. The WILLIAMSBURG FUNERAL HOME was entrusted with her cremation.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 25, 2015
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