Betty Ann Porter

Betty Ann Porter, 83, longtime resident of Milford, NH died on October 18, 2015 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on December 26, 1931, a daughter of Bert and Joyce (Powers) Jenness. She was raised and educated in Vermont and graduated from Lyndon Institute, Lyndonville, VT.

Mrs. Porter made her home in Milford for the past 65 years, wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida and spent many summers at the family camp in Vermont.

She was employed as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Paul Porter Plumbing and Heating for 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and working on various crafts. She most especially loved spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul W. Porter, who died in 2003.

Family members include three sons and daughters-in-law, P. Douglas and Sheryl Porter of Mont Vernon, NH, Gregory and Verna Porter of Lyndeborough, NH, Phillip and Pam Porter of Milford; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Steven Remillard of Manchester, NH and Pamela Porter-Ladd of Amherst, NH; 14 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Kenneth Ball of West Burke, VT; and two nephews.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on October 31, 2015 at 11:30 am in the Mont Vernon Congregational Church, 4 South Main Street, Mont Vernon, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to