Raymond William (Tarz) Porter

June 5, 1938 – April 26, 2015

Raymond William (Tarz) Porter of Malden Mass., formerly of Lubec Maine. Entered into rest on Sunday April 26th, 2015. The beloved first husband of Kathleen N, Porter of Charlestown and loving companion of the late Lorraine Curreri of Malden. The son of the Reuben and Laura Porter of Lubec Maine, the father of the late Kathleen A. Porter of Charlestown, Shawn M. Porter of Charlestown, Joseph K. Porter and his former wife Lynn of Framingham, and William and his wife Corri-Lyn of Pennsylvania. Grandfather to Cynthia, John, and Jarret. Great Grandfather to Jordan, Sylas and Gavin all of Pennsylvania He is predeceased by his seven sisters, Katrina, Annabel, Margarite, Laura, Rosie, Virginia, ad Madeline. He is also predeceased by his three brothers Vincent, Weymouth and John. He is survived by his remaining three brothers Albert Porter and his wife Barbara of Lubec Maine, Bernard Porter and his wife Stella of Lubec Maine and Douglas Porter and his late wife Elizabeth of Charlestown, Mass. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed by all of his friends. Raymond was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America Local 22. He was a former employee of McCabe Construction and Bond Brothers Construction. He was a jack of all trades master of none. He loved his old time country music, he loved to go hunting and fishing back home in Maine. He loved spending time with family and friends just chit chatting and drinking a beer. He was a longtime member of the Patriots Civic Club of Revere and the I.TA.C. of Revere. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday May 4th , 2015 at the Patriot’s Civic Club located at 90 Patriots Way in Revere from 6pm to 9pm. Family and Friends are welcome to come and bring memories and stories to tell about their beloved Ray (Terz). (There will be no church or funeral services per request of the decedent.) In lieu of flowers make a donation in his name to Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 (978)745-9888. (Raymond Porter and his beloved dog Bonnie Mae.)


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

1 Condolence

  1. Mary Ellen and Michael Hussey on May 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Now that I can be just Uncle Ray’s niece- Let me tell you about my “Goofy”. He had the craziest smile, smoked like a chimney, drank like a fish and had a heart of gold. He told an occasional dirty joke and was the first to come a running whenever I need ANYTHING and ANYTIME he needed me I was the first to go running back. He was not perfect far from it as a matter of fact BUT when we had the opportunity to just sit and cuddle, watch a couple of shows (LIKE BIG BANG THEORY) and share special times it was awesome. I will always have the memories of knowing in the last moments of his time here I made the right decision to have him brought to the Kaplan House where he was safe, not in pain, and with family as he entered into heaven to meet his 7 sisters and 3 brothers and God help St. Peter when the Porter crew starts to party !!! I Thank God everyday for my family and friends no matter who they are in this life, the value of these relationships are worth more than all the money in this world. RIP my beloved Goofy — I LOVE YOU TOO!!

Leave a Condolence