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 www.HansFuneralHoate.com.
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.
Linda and Louis Santandrea
Anne, David and Rick:
We wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss of Pauline. Prayers and hugs.
Sincerest sympathy to all of Pauline Porter’s family. She will always be remembered for her many contributions to the Town of Guilderland and the Republican Party,
Dear Ann, Rick, and Dave,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. What a remarkable woman, amazing mother, teacher and member of the Guilderland community Pauline was! She had such a wonderful sense of humor, and I will never forget sitting with her at many parties and other events and just listening to her all of her stories and I always ended up in stitches!
Please know that despite the fact that I cannot be with you this weekend, I am with you in spirit and send my love and hugs to all of you. She touched so many people she will live on in many hearts and in our memories.
Lisa (Fantasia) Bataille and Brian Bataille
Dorothy S. Richards
I send love and condolences from the Bill Richards Family, next door neighbors on Pineknob Drive in the 60’s. Pauline was a friend and an influence for good on our family and community. She was a formidable woman and I admired her very much.
Love, best wishes and blessings to David, Ricky, and Anne.
David, Ricky and Anne,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone that knew her. I’m sorry I could not be there to see all of you and pay my respects to your mother,
I had Mrs. Porter for a teacher back in elementary school (late 70s) and have clear recollection of how she made math fun! She was one of those teachers you don’t forget. I am sorry for you loss as I am sure she was as great a mother/grandmother as she was a teacher!