Loraine (Ivison) Porter, wife, mother, friend, and former Batavia resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, after a short illness.
Born the youngest child of the late Harold and Alice Ivison in South Byron, Loraine instantly captured the heart of future husband, Donald Porter, with her keen sense of direction. The two were married in 1956 and had four children together.
A graduate of RBI and GCC, Loraine worked as a receptionist and bookkeeper for several businesses in Churchville, Batavia and Albany, NY. Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling the fifty states—gathering many friends and stories along the way—before settling in Florida.
She was a life-long crafter, volunteer, librarian, and master of the “Zellwood wave,” who enjoyed Wednesday night Bingo at the Depot. Loraine was a former member of the Batavia Twirlers.
Loraine was predeceased by her five siblings and youngest son, Thomas Porter. Along with her husband of nearly 65 years, Loraine is survived by one son, David Porter of MD, and two daughters, Barbara Porter of OH, and Nancy (William) Yochum of NY; six grandchildren: Jillian (Nicholas) Yochum-Gauer, “W.D.” Yochum, Sara Peckham, Ian Peckham, Cassandra Yochum, and Daemon Porter, and one great-grandson Samuel Gauer. She is also survived by three sister-in-laws, many nieces and nephews, several dear friends, neighbors, and so many others who will miss her smile, hugs, enduring optimism, and support.
A celebration of her life will be held on at Zellwood Station at a time yet to be determined. She will be interred during a small private ceremony at the Byron Cemetery in New York.
Memorials can be made in her name to a charity of your choice.