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Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home

2125 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY

OBITUARY

Georgia A. Porcelli

August 20, 1938March 6, 2020

Georgia A. Porcelli, formerly of Henrietta, NY & Estero, FL, joined her beloved husband, Tom, in Eternal Rest on March 6, 2020 at the age of 81.

Predeceased by husband, Tom Porcelli, sisters, Jane Harshbarger, Betty (Paul) Lantz, Alice (Lloyd) Splain, and brother, Stanley (Virginia) Knecht. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and her dear friends, Virginia Rodgers and Pat Paskell.

Calling hours will be held from 10-11AM, Friday, March 13th, at Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, 2125 Chili Avenue, Gates, where a Memorial Service will be held immediately following at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Robert Packer Nursing Education Fund at Guthrie Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, Attn: Resource Development or at Guthrie.org/giving

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 13, 2020

Memories

Georgia A. Porcelli

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Sherry Maher

March 11, 2020

To a very special aunt. I remember spending summers with her and Uncle Tom. And being in the pool with them,Loved spending time with her. And also going for custard ice cream with her and aunt jane she always had wisdom to share. I enjoyed seeing them in Florida and going to the beach to watch the sunset . They always called and sang happy birthday to me every year. I will miss her a lot . Rest In Peace Aunt Georgia

David Rogers

March 11, 2020

Georgia and my mother Virginia grew up together on Spruce Street in Athens, PA and were and always have been the best of friends until her passing last week. I met Georgia in the delivery room (so I'm told) when I was born at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA where Georgia and Jane attended nursing school almost 62 years ago.
During my childhood our family would at least once a year visit them at their home in Henrietta as I can remember swimming in their pool with my siblings, going into the city and always enjoying a meal.
It wasn't until the spring of 1981 that I developed a close bond with both Tom and Georgia as I was down on my luck. recently out of the Air Force and had exhausted all efforts at home seeking employment. Tom and Georgia invited me up to there home to look for work in Rochester and the rest is history as I found a job the first couple of days after arriving in Rochester.
I told them that I would get a apartment and they insisted that I stay with them to allow me to get a solid footing so I did for 4 years.
Georgia always reinforced the values that I was raised with a special emphasis on work ethic. I felt quite often I was living with Mom again as they were both a lot a like.
Tom and Georgia always treated me like family and included me in the majority of their get togethers as there were many.
I visited them in Estero numerous times and have countless memories too many to speak of. For the past 40 years I have considered Georgia as a second mother, her love, words of encouragement, support , kindness and constructive criticism (when warranted) and most importantly her friendship were and will be cherished the rest of my life.
So Georgia this is not a goodbye as I will see you again, I am truly blessed to have had you in my life all these years, you will be sadly missed- enjoy your new eternal life and being reunited with Tom and Jane and all the others whom made the journey before you
God Speed!
I Love you~Dave

Vicki Rosenthal

March 11, 2020

My Aunt Georgia was such a special lady, she always spoke her mind. I remember summers at her home enjoying her and Uncle Tom and swimming in the pool. In recent years we would drive our Harley motorcycle down to Florida and go out to eat and she even sat on the bike.
I will always remember her that’s a for sure.

Cyndi Ricker

March 10, 2020

My deepest Georgia, you were definitely like a second mother to my siblings & myself. You & Tom were with us through all the great times and horrific times.

I can remember my my mom was scared to introduce herself to you cause she was a mother of 5, and u had none, but that didn't faze you cause from the day you and Tom moved next to us, with all became family.

I'll always remember the time that u taught me how to drive a 5 speed. You had a hot cup of coffee, and told me that if I spilled it, I failed, will I didn't spill it.

You offered me your garage for my graduation party on 1979.

Then when you guys put in that beautiful built in pool, you were kind enough to allow me to swim with you on your days off. You could trust me not to go in to the deep end.

I was hoping to see you in person, but never got that chance, but thx to Virginia, we got to talk.

You will "ALWAYS" be deeply missed.

You & Tom can now square dance without pain

And you are now enjoying the company of my parents.

Janet Generas/Miller

March 8, 2020

Karen and I spent many summer days in Tom and Georgias pool. Georgia was always laughing with us...she had a great sense of humor.
My family and I spent several July 4th celebrations there...hanging out in the big garage.
Jane and Georgia were always a hoot to spend time with. They laughed as Karen and I planned our futures...even as pre teens.
Georgia always made great italian food...and Jane was the baker. She would call and say...I just made a strawberry rhubarb pie and we would all get together for a girls night.
So many memories with those two great ladies. It's nice to know that they are together again...God Bless

Eileen Hughes

March 8, 2020

Georgia was such a wonderful genuine human being. She helped more people than she will ever know. She helped to shape so many young woman. She guided and supported me in my early years of nursing. She was a great friend and mentor. I will never forget Georgia she will live on in my heart to eternity. She shaped the greatest group of woman on X2 and 614. I wish we had lived in the same city because I would have visited with her as much as I could. On top of all her generosity she had a great sense of humor and made us laugh! 💕💕💕

Paula Casselbury

March 8, 2020

My Aunt Georgia was an exceptional woman. After suffering an accident and losing her leg- she never even considered that she wouldn’t walk again! She could be seen in Cypress Bend RV Park, riding her special bicycle, swimming in the pool and volunteering at the local food bank. An inspiration to all! I will miss her more than words can say.

Tammy Rogers

March 8, 2020

Georgia was an amazing lady with a huge heart. We have such fond memories of camping at the beach to opening your home here in Rochester and in Estero. Georgia was so much more than a friend, she was family. Will miss her smile, her hugs and her words of wisdom.

Tom & Carol Gutmann

March 7, 2020

Many fond memories of time spent with Georgia both in Henrietta and Florida. We are sure her smile & sense of humor have brightened Heaven and she rests in peace with so many of her loved ones.
We are not able to attend her memorial, but, know our thoughts will be with you as you remember a very special lady.
With sympathy,
Tom & Carol Gutmann

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY