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James Kenneth Porter


1946 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Kenneth Porter Obituary


James Kenneth Porter, 67, of Colchester, beloved husband of Nancy (Edwards) Porter, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday (Aug. 28, 2014). Born Nov. 7, 1946 in Norwich, he was a son of the late Leonard and Pauline (Kubit) Porter. Jim was a member of Teamsters Locals 677 and 493, and worked as a professional truck driver for over 30 years with New Penn, from which he retired in 1998. Jim was also a former member of the Colchester-Hayward Vol. Fire Dept. In addition to his loving wife of 46 years, he leaves two children and their spouses, Kevin and Pam Porter of Middletown and Christie and Brian Bradway of Stafford Springs; a grandson, Andrew Bradway; three siblings and their spouses, Joe and Marion Gamertsfelder of Amarillo, TX, Louise and Ray Griswold of Wilmington, NC and Scott and Tammy Porter of Hebron; and numerous extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Danny Porter. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 PM Monday (Sept. 1st) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. Guests may assemble starting at 10:30 AM Tuesday at the funeral home before an 11 AM Chapel Service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers and as a tribute to Jim's memory, those who are able are asked to give the gift of life by donating blood through the American Red Cross. http://www.redcrossblood.org/ http://www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com/.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 30, 2014
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