Earl H. Porter Sr. - Smithfield

Earl H. Porter Sr. - Smithfield

Earl H. Porter Sr., 87, of Smithfield died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Annette M. (Aubin) Porter.

Earl was born in Johnston and a son of the late George and Edna (White) Porter. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Earl had worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring in 1987. He had lived in Smithfield 51 years.

Earl loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid Red Sox fan and had enjoyed watching his son Earl play in the Newport Sunset Baseball League and continued to be a fan even after Earl retired from the game.

His favorite number was “617” and his alias was “Little Foot.” He also looked forward to greeting the school bus that passed his house daily.

He is survived by his children, Karen Hayden and her husband Robert, Nancy Hart, William Porter, Sandra Lachapelle, Paula Porter, Darlene Borino and her husband Rick, and Earl Porter Jr., with whom he lived; also six grandchildren, Christopher, Jessyca, Justin, William, Stephanie and Hayley; eight great-grandchildren; and his brother, Howard Porter and his wife Carol. He was the brother of the late George, Norman and Arthur Porter, Marian Duffy, Hazel Egan and Dorothy Johnson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visitation is Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Home and Hospice Care of R.I., 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. For directions and condolences, please visit www.andersonwinfield.net