Elsie (Massey) Porter of Chelmsford

1921 - 2015

Visitation

May 3, 2015
1-4P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

May 4, 2015
9A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home

5518 Porter 300x300Elsie Porter, 94, longtime resident of Chelmsford, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Town and Country Nursing Home in Lowell.

She was born April 21, 1921 to Walter and Florrie (Hughes) Massey in Dracut, MA. Elsie was married to the late Harold Porter for 65 years.

Elsie attended the Dracut and Lowell schools. She worked as a mill girl, a waitress (YWCA), and at the S&H Green Stamp Redemption Center. Her joy was singing in the church choir with her sisters and dad at Fellowship United Methodist Church. She loved the Lord and served Him well.

She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo with her family and Bingo with her friends.

Elsie loved her time at Town and Country, where she was treated with love and affection by all. There she was presented with several commendations for her “helpful services” in the dining room. The family is very thankful for the kindness shown to her by the staff.

Elsie is survived by her children, Harold W “Sonny” and his wife, Patricia Porter of Lowell, Gail Lochran-McNeil and her husband, Joe McNeil of Chelmsford, Judy and her husband, Tom Reilley of Mesa, AZ, Wayne and his wife, Debbie Porter of Epsom, NH, and Gary and his wife, Michelle Porter of Townsend; 13 grandchildren, Wendy, Merri, Sonny, Brenda, Bryan, Diane, Allen, Ben, Leanna, Randy, Shawn, Jenna, and Becky; 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, sisters, Emily Buckley, Margaret “Peggy” Cronin, and Edith Cutrumbes and grandson, Jon Porter.

Visiting hours Sun. 1 to 4 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral service at 10A.M. at the Lawrence Street Primitive Methodist Church, Lowell, MA. Burial in the Edson Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

2 Condolences for Elsie (Massey) Porter of Chelmsford

  • Avatar

    Frank & Merilyn Peabody

    |

    Our prayers to your family, may the love of God comfort you in this time of loss of Elsie, a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Sandra Wilcox

    |

    Sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing.

    Way back when, I was there to watch the sister’s meet and greet at Edie’s house, usually on Sunday afternoons,
    always a fun time.

    A lovely family, she will be missed.

    Reply

Leave a Condolence

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Dolan Funeral Home is an independent, family-owned, and operated business providing personal, loving attention to the needs of the families that we serve. Our main purpose is to serve the community that is comprised of diverse religions, beliefs, and philosophies, which must be respected. We help you celebrate and honor the life of your loved one with integrity and care by providing a professional funeral service as distinctive as the families we serve. We offer funeral home and cremation services in Lowell, Westford, and Tyngsborough, MA. Contact us today!

What Our Families Are Saying

Signup for Obituary Email Notifications

Obituary Notification Email
Obituary Notification Email
Loading

Viewing Hours

Obituaries Notification

Obituary Notification Email
spinner

Service Areas

Dolan Funeral Home serves greater Lowell and southern New Hampshire, including Chelmsford, N. Chelmsford, Tyngsboro, Westford, Dunstable, Dracut, Lowell, MA, Nashua, Windham, Hudson, NH.

Dolan Funeral Home adheres to The CDC Coronavirus Guidance for Funeral Directors to keep you and your loved ones safe. Click to learn moreHealth and Safety COVID-19 Response
Call 24/7 for Immediate Needs:Call 24/7 (978) 256-4040 or (978) 251-4041