Muriel Porter

Obituary of Muriel Frances Porter

Muriel Frances (Alexander) Porter, 102, a resident of Campobello Lodge, died unexpectedly January 19, 2003. She was born at Welshpool, Campobello on July 16 1900. The daughter of John J. and Louise (Reese) Alexander of Welshpool. Muriel was the last surviving member of a family of 15 children. She attended Teachers College, Fredericton and taught school at Wilson's Beach prior to her marriage to Albert V. Porter in 1919. After their marriage the couple moved to Massachusetts where they raised their family. Their retirement years were spent at their Welshpool home where they enjoyed their family and friends. A devoted wife, mother and grand mother, muriel was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the piano. She continued a life-long habit of corresponding with her large family well into her nineties. Her lively letters are treasured mementos of her long life. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert in 1991 and son-in-law, Donald E. Niles in 1984. She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy L. Niles of West Newbury, Mass., Winnifred Elaine (Alvin) Johanson of Lacey, Washington and Beverly A. (Ivan) Corey of Calais, Maine and Campobello; five grandchildren, Juith Niles, David Niles and Ronald Johanson of Massachusetts, Carolyn Hart of Olympia, Washington and Scott Corey of Dennysville, Maine; twelve great grandchildren, Sarah VonLier, Caitlin Murphy, Suzanne DeSousa, Bradley Johanson, Mary Elizabeth Upsom, Joshua Niles, Alexander Niles, Jesse Hart, Joel Hart, Joslyn Corey, Ivan Corey and Brianne Corey; two great great grandchildren, Shy VonLier and Will DeSousa; several nieces and nephews. Muriel was the recipient of wonderful care at Campobello Lodge Nursing Home whose staff she dearly loved and who have been a great solace to her family. A Memorial service will be held at St. Anne's Church Welshpool on February 1, 2003 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to Campobello Lodge or to a charity of their choice. MacDonald Select Community Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen in care of arrangements.
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