With deep sadness we mourn the loss of Bill Porter who passed away surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 6th, 1948 in East Boston to the late Arthur E. Jr. and Mary Jane (Sullivan). Beloved husband of Anne (McDermott) for over 42 years. Loving father of Timothy Porter and his wife Diana of Framingham and Christine Caruso and her husband Michael of Peabody. Tremendously loving grandfather of Benjamin Porter as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Dear brother of Arthur Porter, III of Epping, NH.
Billy was raised in East Boston and was a 1967 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. He proudly served in the Marine Corps from 1967-1969 and was stationed in Phu Bai, Vietnam. Following his military service, he worked in the local air freight trucking business for many years and then the Winthrop Marketplace. Bill was an active member of the community and one of the first ice hockey coaches for the youth hockey league in East Boston. He also served the community as a Winthrop Town Meeting member for many years. Billy was a life-long member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and played on their softball team. With a love of sports, Billy took pleasure in coaching his son's Little League and his daughter's CYO Basketball teams. He treasured being able to play basketball alongside his son on the "Mondo's" and softball with his daughter. Bill loved spending time with family and friends- whether grilling, camping or attending sporting events. Over the past 30 years, Billy and his family treasured spending fun family times at their cottage in North Conway, NH.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of his life from the funeral home on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. The funeral will conclude with military honors being presented immediately after the funeral mass.
Donations in Billy's name may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, PO Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. https://www.nechv.org/donations/tribute-giving/