January 29, 1935November 20, 2018

Simone ‘Chickie’ Porter, 83, of Dixfield, passed away after a long fought battle with COPD on November 20, 2018. Simone was born in Rumford, Maine on January 29, 1935, the daughter of Albani Breau and Irene (Cayer) Burns of Rumford. Simone married the love of her life and best friend, Richard “Dick” Porter in 1962. This year they celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Simone touched many lives and will be remembered as a wonderful, loving woman who absolutely adored her family. She enjoyed her crafts, visiting with friends and family, along with her trips cross-country to more temperate climate during winter. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her husband, Richard Porter of Dixfield; daughter, Karen Labbe and companion Kim of Florida, sons, Tim Roy and wife Sally of Mexico, Gary Porter and wife Lisa of Texas, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, an infant son and her brother, George Breau.

A celebration of Simone’s life is being planned for the spring.



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Kristi Holmquist

November 29, 2018

Simone & Dick have always been very special to our family since we moved in as neighbors in 1996. What great people! Simone & Dick watched both girls grow up beginning when Brooke was just 6 months old. During the holidays, we'd look forward to the fudge Simone would make that Dick would deliver. Yum. Even when they spent Christmas away, they'd remember us and send a Christmas card. Each year after a long winter, as soon as we noticed the Porters pull in from their trips to Arizona, the girls would run over to greet them. I was just looking at a stuffed seal they received as a gift. Often after a day of baking cookies, muffins, or cupcakes the girls would be thrilled if I asked them to deliver some to the Porters. There was a little tradition and every single time they visited, they would always come home with a popsicle. There were many times when my husband was away working and my tractor or snowblower wouldn't work and I'd ask Dick for a boost. He willingly helped and always offered for me to use his own machines. Just recently, Simone was telling me how she remembered when the girls were young and asked if they could plant a garden for her. She said of course and let them dig in the backyard and dump seeds in the holes. Simone laughed and told me she wanted the flowers to grow so bad and wasn't sure if they would so she stuck some fake flowers in the holes. The girls didn't know the difference and were so happy to think that they were making her yard beautiful. Over the years, I've had little visits with Simone. She always enjoyed hearing about their games, recitals, and dances & proms. As you can see, both Dick and Simone meant a lot to us. Our thoughts are with Dick, Gary, Karen, Tim and their families. We hope everyone can find peace and comfort with the special memories they share of Simone. She touched our lives and we are grateful for that. We feel blessed to have been so loved by them. We will miss Simone. Love The Holmquists


November 29, 2018

It's been a long time but the memories of our visits remain. Very sorry for your loss.

Dave and Betsy Belanger

Charles & Joan Lepage

November 29, 2018

Our sincere sorrow for your loss.

Bill Papsadora

November 28, 2018

I will always remember all the coffee we drank at her kitchen table talking about hockey (RAYH) where we both were involved with the kids.She was a wonderful lady. Bill