Mace Everett Porter

Mace Everett Porter

Mace Everett Porter

BERNE — Mace Everett Porter of Berne, a proud veteran and family man, died peacefully at home on July 28, 2020. He was 91.

Born in Broome, New York, he was the son of the late Robert L. Porter and Anna Mae Porter. After high school, Mr. Porter served in the United States Air Force for over 21 years where he earned the rank of Master Sergeant.

When stationed overseas in England, he met and married his wife of 53 years, Maureen. After retiring from service, he returned to Berne and went to work as a plumber and steamfitter at General Electric Company for the next 20 years. During this time, he enjoyed fishing with his service buddy and best friend, Ed.

Mace was a proud veteran, participating in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., various veteran and Memorial Day celebrations, and events throughout the years as well as being a part of the American Legion.

During his recent retirement years, he enjoyed going on day trips with the senior group, being a part of the Berne Masonic Lodge, and having breakfast with the Old Men of the Mountain. He loved living around his many relatives and friends, and he appreciated the fellowship and help of these people throughout the years.

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Mace Everett Porter is survived by his loving daughter, Tina Bouton; granddaughter Danielle Bouton-Wales, husband Bill Wales, and children, Eric and Danielle; great-niece Monica Poitras, husband Larry, and son Benjamin. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other close friends.

His wife died before him, as did his son Ray and wife Debra, his son-in-law Cliff, and all his siblings: Kenneth (Mary), Maynard (Elizabeth), Evelyn (Arthur) Cross, Robert (Esther), Frances (Charles) Jones, Mildred (Irvin) Conklin, Harold (Sarah), Harmon (Agatha) and a twin sister who died at birth.

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