Ann M. Porter

25 February, 193511 September, 2020

Ann M. Porter (Kimber) age 85, passed away peacefully in the company of loved ones on Thursday September 11th, 2020 after a long and fulfilling life.

She was the beloved wife of the late Rufus B. Porter, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. The two enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod and loved weekends swimming with their family in their backyard pool, and watching their beloved New England Patriots.

Born in Cambridge, MA on February 25 ,1935. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Kimber and Emma (Hartry) Kimber. Sister of the late Reverend Arthur F. Kimber of Hyannis, MA. Ann graduated from Marblehead High School and had fond memories of her over 35-year career at Salem Hospital. She was a devoted member of St. Michael’s Church in Marblehead, MA where she belonged to St. Catherine’s Guild and volunteered at their thrift shop.

She was a loving and involved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The time spent and memories made with her loved ones meant the world to her. And she loved nothing more than to be surrounded by her family.

Surviving Ann are her children, Judith Goldman and her fiancé John McCurdy of Swampscott, MA; David and Bonnie Porter of Lake Clear, NY; Michael Porter of Tamworth, NH; and Susan Maitland of Swampscott, MA.

Her grandchildren, Matthew Sandler and wife Stacey of Fairfax, VA; Michael Sandler and his wife Heidi of Lowell, MA; Brian Sandler and his husband David of Manchester, NH; Jennifer Cameron and her husband Jayme of Beverly, MA; Jason Porter of Berwick, ME; John Porter and his fiancé Amanda Dixey of Salem, MA; Derek Porter of Waterbury, VT; and Christopher and Kyle Maitland of Swampscott, MA. Her great-grandchildren Harper Sandler, Natalie and Jillian Sandler, Layla and Ivy Cameron, Rowan Porter, Sylas Porter, Amelia and Grayson Porter as well as many other dear relatives and friends.

Arrangements: A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:30pm, at Waterside Cemetery, 294 Westshore Drive Marblehead. Please meet at the main entrance of the cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to the Lafayette Rehabilitation home in Marblehead, MA.

A celebration of life at St. Michael’s Church in Marblehead, MA will be held at a later date.


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Brian Sandler

17 September 2020

I am was so lucky to have you as a Grammy for 37 years. You helped me so much over the years, and I still want to call you to talk about my day, every day.
I Miss and love you Grammy!

Pamela Oppelt

12 September 2020

Ann was an active member of St. Michael's church. She was a member of St. Catherine's, a Thrift Shop volunteer, and she and her grandson Brian Sandler were part of our LifeBridge team serving meals to the homeless in Salem. Ann and Brian also helped make apple pies and chutney over the years for the Bake Table. Through Brian I got to know Ann and she became a dear friend. After a really tough year health-wise, I know she is finally at peace. She loved her family and they were very good to her. Rest dear Ann! Pam

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