Diana Lynn Porter

March 5, 1955May 7, 2018
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Diane Lynn Porter (Scoobie) of Buchanan, NY passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the age of 63. Diane was born to Earl and Ruth (Cox) Tompkins on March 5, 1955 in Carmel, NY. Diane was united with her partner Michele Francies in 1988. They were together for 30 years until Michele’s passing one month ago. She retired from a career she loved, working for Shop Rite as the Deli Manager. Diane was very athletic in her youth. She loved playing basketball, softball, field hockey and volleyball. Her love of sports continued on into her adult life. She loved to watch her children and grandchildren playing in all of their athletic competitions. Away from the athletic field Diane could be found out in the yard mowing and pruning her lawn and plants. Diane is survived by her children Robert Porter and his wife Trina, and Christina Jackson and her husband Kenneth, her mother Ruth Tompkins, grandchildren Kenneth Jackson, Jr., Alan Porter-Jackson, Mackenzie Porter, Andrew Porter-Jackson, Jordan Porter, and Madison Porter, by her brother Earl Tompkins, Jr., sisters Doreen Ganz and Charlene Benadetto and by many nieces and nephews. Diane was predeceased by her loving partner Michele Francies, her father Earl Tompkins and her sister Donna Morrow. Memorial visitation will be held from 2p-5p on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home. A Service will begin at 4:30p on Sunday, May 20th, also at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Visitation 2-4:30p Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Memorial Service 4:30 PM Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Brenda Roberts

May 22, 2018

To my family I wish I could have been there for the service it broke my heart that I could not attend. I miss my cousin and even living this distance away I always knew that if I ever needed anything she would be the first one there that is how she has always been. We have been very blessed to have a person like her in our lives for all of these years. She raised two great kinds and all of those grandbabies that she couldn't be more proud of!
Out of our arms and into the loving ones waiting for her - Michele-Uncle Earl-Aunt Ethel-Aunt Ellen-Uncle Gene-Christopher-Donna to name a few. Sit's its so long for now no good-byes just a see you again in the future and I know I will recognize that laugh as soon as I hear it :) Our loving thoughts, prayers, and sympathies go out to everyone at his time.
Best wishes,
Brenda & Chris

Christine Jackson

May 20, 2018


Words can not express how much I loved, valued and admired you. You were the wind beneath my wings! The strongest women I know. Mommy I have so many special memories of us together throughout the years and I cry when ever I think of them. Im going to miss you like crazy! But you always made sure that you love us and the it was the thought that counted the most and not what you had. Mom you will be missed by so many that you have touched in one way or another. I pray that you are with Michelle, Donna, Poppy and all the rest of the family and watching over us as we continue on with out you! Your boys love and miss you.

Linda Morrison

May 14, 2018

Diana, I only met you briefly one or two times but I do know this....if you and Michelle were together in life then you both were amazing women whose family loved you dearly!! Michelle was my cousin (her Dad and my Dad were brothers) and I have such fond memories of growing up with Michelle as my older cousin who put up with me as her younger, pesky cousin. May you both rest in peace.

Dareen Belvu

May 12, 2018


It's overwhelming to think that you're not with us anymore. Some of my favorite memories from high school, were from when I came over to your house with Kenny, and no matter what time or day it was you always treated me like family. Our conversations when you came back from work were always filled with laughter, silly rants about life and/or people, or embarrassing stories about the rest of the Porters, regardless whenever I left you always made sure to teach me a different life lesson. Whenever we had a home game I knew I could always look up and see you cheering Kenny and I on. You were one of the funniest and kindest souls I have ever met. It is unfortunate that I never got to say goodbye, but you're in a better place now and you've left an impact on many souls.

Rest in Peace Nana.

Much Love,
Dareen L Belvu

Eileen & Jim Seaboldt

May 10, 2018

Dear Aunt Ruth and all, I am so deeply saddened to learn about Diane's death. I remember her as our little cousin Scoobie, and so very cute. Prayers and warm thoughts go out to you at this time.

Eileen & Jim

Carol Bianco

May 10, 2018

Dear Rob and Family
We were deeply saddened when we learned about Diana’s passing. Our heart breaks for you and we’re sending you our love and prayers. Always remember “ Our Family is circle of Strength and Love , founded on Faith, joined by Love, kept by God Together Forever”. May God Bless you all especially during this difficult time.

Love, Aunt Carol and Uncle Roger

Niki Clark

May 10, 2018

Rob, Trina and family:

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember the first time I came to visit you all in NY and met your Mom and Michelle. They were truly lovely ladies and will both be missed. Sending you our love and prayers.

Niki, Donald Erick, Alex and Aly

Jackie Macinnes

May 9, 2018

To my friend ❤️
Diane we shared so many great times together I don't know where to start ! From our trip to Wildwood, standing up for you and Michelle, Karen's birth, all the great times on ringgold St and everything in between. You've always been a true, trusting and caring friend. You and your whole family will always have a special place in my heart. I will miss you and love you forever . ❤️❤️❤️
Mama Jackie

Robert Porter

May 9, 2018

Thank you for being an amazing women and teaching me how to be hard working, compassionate and caring. Your strength and determination was remarkable. I miss you with my whole heart and wish we had more time to experience so many more moments together. Keep shining down upon us all and watch over your grand babies.

Love Your Son ❤️