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Pauline F. Porter

ALBANY – Pauline Foisy Porter, died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center.  Mrs. Porter was born in Lowell Mass and moved to Guilderland in 1960. Daughter of the late George and Regina Roussel Foisy, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, sister Annette Mooney and stepsister Marylou O’Shea. She attended Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and received her Masters in education from the College of Saint Rose. She retired after a wonderful career at the Voorheesville Elementary School. Pauline was also a longtime member of the Pinehaven Country Club and was an avid bridge player. Very involved in politics, she was a former State Republican Committeewoman and served on the Guilderland Town Board from 1971-79.

She is survived by her children David ( the late Elaine) Porter of Ellicott City, MD, Richard Porter of St. Petersburg, FL., and Anne (Michael) Van Buren of Albany; her grandchildren; Rebekah (Mark) Jackson, Kaitlyn Porter(Jennifer Bateman), Andrew Porter and great grandson Marshall Jackson as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Friday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany. Funeral services will held Saturday morning at 8:45 at the funeral home, and 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave., Guilderland. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. Friday for a service of prayer and remembrance.  All are welcome.   Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,  4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.   To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of all the various units of Daughters of Sarah on which Pauline resided over the last 5 years for their caring and compassion.

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