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1925 - 2014 DALTON Richard Francis Porter, 88, formerly of Pomeroy Manor, and a former longtime resident of Windsor, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility, where he had been a resident since October 2013. He had resided in Prospect, Maine, from 1995 to 2002. Born in Pittsfield on April 25, 1925, a son of Andrew and Gertrude Lussier Porter, he was educated in Pittsfield schools. A World War II veteran, Mr. Porter was inducted into the United States Army on June 29, 1943, served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre from December 1943 to December 1945, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Technical Sergeant on Jan. 15, 1946. Mr. Porter was employed by Crane & Company as a papermaker, retiring in 1987 with 27 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Agnes Church. He was also a member of the Benjamin F. Sullivan Post 155 of the American Legion. He and his late wife enjoyed traveling. Mr. Porter's wife, the former Mildred E. Collins, whom he married Nov. 17, 1961, died Oct. 31, 2004. Mr. Porter is survived by a son, Richard C. Porter, and his wife, Judith, of Rusk, Texas; two stepsons, Clifton P. Bean of Adams, and Warren R. Bean of Jamaica, Vt.; a stepdaughter, Nancy Smith of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, Scott and Amanda Porter of Rusk, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Amaya and Caden Porter. He was predeceased by his brother, Marshall A. Porter, late of Dalton. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Richard Francis Porter will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME, in Dalton, with the Rev. Christopher A. Malatesta, pastor of St. Agnes Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Pittsfield. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 8:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Soldier On in care of the Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 17, 2014
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