Evelyn Anita Porter
September 6, 1935 - January 1, 2012
Evelyn Anita Porter, 76, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at the Heritage Commons Residential Healthcare of Ticonderoga.
Evelyn was born in Ticonderoga on Sept. 6, 1935, the daughter of the late Gordon and Edith Hazel (Brannock) Benway.
Mrs. Porter was a lifetime resident of Ticonderoga and a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga.
She was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for 39 years prior to her retirement, and was a member of the company's Quarter Century Club.
She was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks # 1494 and the American Legion Post # 224, both of Ticonderoga.
Evelyn enjoyed boating, island picnics, and camping on Lake George. She was a gifted knitter of beautiful sweaters for which she won a Blue Ribbon at the New York State Fair. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, and reminiscing about the “Good Old Days.”
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Walter R. Porter on Feb. 2, 2006. She was also pre-deceased by one son, Walter R. Porter, Jr.; a step-son, Kenny Porter; two sisters, Margaret “Peg” LaPoint and Grace Russell; and three brothers, Lawrence Benway, Leonard Benway and Kenneth Brannock.
She is survived by her six children, Pamela G. Whitford and her husband, Robert of Marcellus, Charles H. Porter and his wife, Dawn of Stillwater, Thomas G. Porter and his wife, Kim of Ticonderoga, Karen L. Whalen and her husband, Michael of Minot, Maine, Robert R. Porter and his wife, Jennifer of Ticonderoga, and Wayne F. Porter of Portland, Maine; three stepchildren, Walter Porter and his wife, Judy of Hague, Mary Ann Clark of Ticonderoga and June Georgi and her husband, Omar of South America; one brother, William Benway of Ticonderoga; one sister, Mary Mott of Schenectady; and her brother-in-law, Napoleon “Junie” LaPoint of Ticonderoga. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, from 1 - 3 and 5 - 7 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Kevin D. McEwan, Pastor, officiated.
The Rite of Committal will take place at the family plot of the May Memorial Cemetery of Hague in the spring.
Friends and family are invited to a reception following the Funeral Mass on Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 153 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga.
Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Chapter, Pine West Plaza, Bldg. 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, New York 12205.