Dorothy M. Porter

May 3, 1919 - February 4, 2011
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Dorothy M. Porter 91 formerly of Chalmers St. Springfield died Friday February 4 in a Chicopee nursing home. Born in Schenectady, NY May 3, 1919 daughter of the late Bernice (Mesick) and Sidney Porter Sr. She had been an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Dorothy was a graduate of Commerce High School, received her bachelors from Ohio Wesleyan University and her master from Indiana University. She hade been employed by the City of Springfield for over 30 years as a teacher at Classical High School. She was predeceased by her siblings Bertha, Donald, Florence, and Sidney Porter Jr. and Mildred Wellman. She is survived by a sister in law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services celebrating her life will be Wednesday February 9 at 11 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow. Rites of Committal will follow in Hillcrest park Cemetery.

Hillcrest Park Cemetery & Crematory
895 Parker Street
Springfield, MA 1029

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64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: May 3, 1919
Died: February 4, 2011

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Richard Leader posted on 10/7/14

Miss Porter sure was a tough and strict teacher, but it paid off! Miss Porter's teaching skills helped me all the way through the ancient typewriters at Classical High through to the computer age on a keyboard. Her legacy lasts many generations!


Jennifer A Lawrence posted on 2/8/11

I owe my excellent typing skills to Miss Porter, who instructed me at Classical High School in 1978. She could type 110 wpm on a manual typewriter! What a coincidence later in my life to learn that she was a college friend of my mother-in-law. Miss Porter will be missed, but I feel her positive impact whenever I am at my keyboard. Doing my best to hit 110 wpm. :)