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Patricia A. Porter, 91, died peacefully on April 17, 2021 at Park Avenue Health Center in Arlington, Mass.

Patricia was born in Somerville on March 17, 1930 to the late Everett and Nancy (Homans) Reed. She was raised in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School. She spent many happy years as a homemaker, raising her four children in Plainville, Mass., before moving back to Arlington where she enjoyed working at Swanson Jewelers. She was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Lipsey of San Antonio, Texas, Gloria Pass of Bedford, Mass., and her former husband Ralph C. Porter of Hopkinton, Mass.

Patricia leaves behind her sons, Charles Porter, David Porter and his wife Laurie, Jeffrey Porter and her daughter Gail Stankiewicz. Also, her grandsons Jason Stankiewicz and wife Stephanie, Luke Stankiewicz, Michael Porter and granddaughters Kate Porter and husband Johnny and Krista Bellini and husband Joey. She also leaves behind her first great grandchild, Aria Elizabeth Stankiewicz.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, as Patricia loved animals so much, any contributions to your local Humane Society in her honor would be much appreciated.