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Mary C. (Ryan) Porter

March 15, 1924 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 95)

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Mary C. Porter of Bowdoin St., Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 4, 2019. She was 95 years old. Born in East Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Sarah (Sevetella) and Thomas J. Ryan. A resident of Winthrop since 1951 she worked as an assembler at Sylvania and General Electric. She was also a member of AMVETS Post 48, Winthrop, AMVETS Post 79, Natick and the VFW in Beachmont.

She was the devoted wife of the late James T. Porter and the loving mother of Norman Porter and his wife Joan of North Canton, Ohio, Sharon Bolger and her late husband Kevin of Winthrop and Thomas Porter of Winthrop. She was the dear sister of the late Fredrick Ryan. Cherished grandmother of Sharon, Marlaina, Shawn, Jim and Katy. Also survived by 7 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Committal will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St #2601, Boston, MA 02108 or go to

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October 8, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

Mass of Christian Burial
October 9, 2019

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church
320 Winthrop St.
Winthrop, MA 02152

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