Anne E. (Curry) Porter, 78

Sep 1, 2020

Anne E. (Curry) Porter, 78, of Marion, formerly of New Bedford and Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Monday Aug. 31, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Richard A. Porter, Jr.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Paul R. and Mary V. (Matthews) Curry, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life. She had resided in Dartmouth from 2014-2019, before moving to Marion with her daughter and family in 2019. She had summered for many years in Point Connett in Mattapoisett.

She was a graduate of Holy Family High School, St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Salve Regina University.

A Registered Nurse for 50 years, Anne worked as a nurse manager at St. Luke’s Hospital for many years until her retirement.

She was a proud rower in the area, having been a member of the “Sea Biscuits” rowing team. While in her late sixties, she once rowed to Cuttyhunk Island in a whaling boat with her team. She enjoyed traveling, going out to eat, and attending the theater. She was a member of the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary. She loved her grandchildren “to the moon and back!!”

Her family would like to extend special thanks to Southcoast Cancer Center and Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Team.

She is survived by three children, Richard A. Porter, III and his spouse George P. Bolger of New Bedford, Kristin M. Arruda and her spouse Victor of Fairhaven, and Meghan C. Robitaille and her spouse Matthew of Marion; three sisters, Barbara W. Costello of Melrose, Mary Ellen Hautanen of West Yarmouth, and Paula M. Clarke of Quincy; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and Alexander Arruda, and Ellen and Noah Robitaille; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was the sister of the late Margaret F. Curry.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park Street, New Bedford. Remembrances may be made to the Anne Porter Memorial Scholarship and sent to St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary, c/o Jennifer Szabo, 101 Page Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook, please visit