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M. Mildred “Millie” (Surette) Porter

Funeral Services & Interment will be held privately due to the current mandates regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, for M. Mildred “Millie” (Surette) Porter, who died on Saturday, May 23rd at the New England Home for the Deaf, following a brief illness with COVID-19, she was in her 97th year.

Mildred was born & raised in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mildred lost her sense of hearing at the young age of 5 years old due to meningitis.  She was educated in Nova Scotia and came to live in the U.S. in 1951. She met and married her husband George J. Porter, Jr. in 1954, who was also afflicted with hearing loss. The couple settled in Revere and had one child George J. Porter, III, together where they raised him. Mildred, had a long career that spanned over 40 years for Filene’s Department Store in Downtown Boston Crossing, as a seamstress. Her talent for sewing was boundless. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t create, recreate, or repair. Through the years, she made her granddaughter her First Holy Communion Dress & many other creations. She would also hem clothing for family, friends & neighbors. Mildred was an avid reader of all books & eager to learn new things.  She also loved to knit & crochet, it allowed her to create clothing, scarfs, blankets & many other meaningful treasures. In later years her & her husband moved from their home in Revere to live at the New England Home for the Deaf in Danvers.  She was known as fabulous cook & baker, her family recounts her legendary Apple Pie. She was a woman who possessed grace, kindness & a deep faith.

She is the wife of 59 years to the late George J. Porter, Jr. Loving & proud mother of George J. Porter, III of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Catherine A. Porter of Wakefield, Christopher M. Porter & wife Beth of Wakefield & Cory J. Porter & his companion Corinne Sartoris of Woburn. Adored great-grandmother of Isabel Rose & Jackson Edward. Dear sister of 2 deceased brothers & 8 deceased sisters.

Late member of the Boston, Quincy & Revere Deaf Club.


Funeral Services and Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Home for the Deaf, 154 Water St. Danvers, MA 01923.


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  1. Diane Fiore
    May 25 2020

    Georgie, So sorry. Your mom was awesome. We have many fond memories of your mom and your dad. Love you, Diane Fiore and Frank Giuffrida

  2. Fred Sannella
    May 25 2020

    What a remarkable woman !
    Rest In Peace !

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