FRAMINGHAM – Patricia A. (Kelley) Porter, 87, a longtime resident of Framingham, died Tuesday April 25, 2023.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William & Catherine (Jones) Kelley, and the beloved wife of the late John C. Porter.
Patricia was raised on Harrison Ave. in Roxbury and educated in Boston. She was married at the age of 18.
After the war, she and John moved briefly to Missouri, and later settled in Framingham to raise their five children.
She worked at Wonder Bread for 25 years and retired in her early 50’s.
She and John enjoyed a long retirement in Port St. Lucie, FL.
A very kind woman, Patricia was tough as nails and fiercely loyal to family. She is survived by her children, Donna Konopka of Worcester, Karen Clan & her husband Paul of Framingham, John C. Jr & his wife Verona of Boxford, Kevin M. of Framingham, and Patty Johnstone & her husband Kenny of Framingham, her grandchildren, Tina, DJ, Courtney, Melissa, Jessica, John III, Rachel, Michael Kelley, and Steven, her 10 great grandchildren, her brother, James Kelley of Taunton, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband John, Patricia was predeceased by her siblings, Thomas Kelley, Mary Addie, and Catherine Kelley, and her daughter in law, Sheryl and her son in law, Edward Konopka.
Family and friends will honor and remember Patricia’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Sunday, April 30 from 2-5 p.m.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning in St. George Church, 74 School St. Saxonville at 10 o’clock.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Patricia’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.