1948 – 2016

LEWISTON — Darlene Anne (Patenaude) Porter, 67, of Peru passed away Wednesday, May 11, at Central Maine Medical Center, due to complications of a brief illness.

Born in Rumford on July 1, 1948, Darlene was the daughter of Rudolph Arthur and Ethel (Hawthorne) Patenaude. She completed her undergraduate education in Dixfield.

She worked for G.H. Bass & Co. for 25 years and then continued on to work at Community Energy for 23 years.

Darlene was married for 46 years to Arthur Robert “Larry” Porter III, who recently passed Feb. 19, 2016.

Darlene loved to travel with her husband in their motor home, camping on the coast of Bar Harbor and Boothbay Harbor. She also cherished times spent with her two granddaughters, Miranda and Shelby, as well as with her daughter, Debra. Many life lessons and skills were handed down to her “girls” as she would always say, “It will be something to remember me by when I’m gone.”

Survivors include her daughter and best friend, Debra (Porter) Shurtleff and her significant other, Thomas Pastor, of Dixfield; granddaughters, Miranda and Shelby Shurtleff of Dixfield; sisters, Priscilla Rock of Clearwater, Fla., Rudina Dickson and husband, Leo Dickson, of Rumford, Christy Walton and husband, Richard Walton, of Peru; brother, Jerry Patenaude and significant other, Gloria Bucchetti, of Bradenton, Fla.; her nieces who held a special place in her heart, Yvette Umbro and husband, Anthony Umbro III, of Peru, Michele Bolduc and husband, Francis Bolduc, of Mims, Fla., Jenn Sanford and husband, Wayne Sanford, of Dixfield; nephew, Matt Walton; close friends, Mike and Missy Patneaude of Mexico, Larry Gill of Peru, and Eddie and Tammy Ferland of Peru.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all of the Rumford Hospital staff for their outstanding care and compassion.

Friends and relatives are invited to sign the online register book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.


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