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“My Aunt Polly was always a part of my life. When I was young our Cole family of five would visit her in Massachusetts every summer as well as Grandma...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Cheryl Diener - Rochester Hills, MI

“I met Polly through my great Aunt, Libby Lovejoy. Shewas a wonderful friend & neighbor. She will be missed.May she rest in peace. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Judy - Somerville, MA

“My Dear Great Aunt Polly, I still remember one of my first visits to Melrose to visit Great Grandpa Porter and Nana Porter when he was ill. Polly...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Randy Cole - AURORA, OH - Family

“Polly touched my heart and we became friends at the nursing home. She was an amazing historian, and will be fondly remembered. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Milinazzo - Pepperell, MA

“My sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Pauline Porter, she truly lived a long life of 93 years. When someone you love falls asleep in death,...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Lynn - MI


Pauline "Polly" Porter, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford, at age 93.

Pauline was born in Melrose, one of five children of the late William and Lillian (Ricker) Porter. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1943. Polly worked in banking as a bookkeeper for many years. A resident of Melrose for over 80 years, she was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Polly was the sister of the late W. Damon Porter, Jr., Robert Porter, Beverly Cole, and Donald Porter. She is survived by 7 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

In honor of Pauline's life, relatives and friends are invited to gather for her Graveside Service at Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., Melrose on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 12:45pm.