Phyllis Joyce Porter

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

WOOSTER – Phyllis Joyce Porter, 89, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born December 10, 1929 in Wooster the daughter of Vincent and Agnes McClelland Massaro.  She married Raymond Ward Porter on May 24, 1952.  He preceded her in death on September 30, 2010.

She had been a hairdresser for 66 years.  Phyllis was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.  She loved crocheting and bowling and was inducted into the first class of the Wooster Women’s Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame.  She had served as president of the Lamplighters Auxiliary, worked at voting polls for many years and was a volunteer at People to People Ministries and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children, Vincent (Cyndi) Porter of San Antonio, Texas, Raymond (Tracey Weber) Porter II of Glenmont, Kathleen Porter of Smithville and Barbara (Walter Siekemeyer) Ledford of Orrville; grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Porter, Rhiannon Massaro, Stephanie Porter, Christopher Porter, Brian (Kaycee) Porter, Melissa Gillespie, David (Jenna) Ledford and Amanda Slone ; 9 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ella Kick of Wooster.

In addition to her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Owen Massaro and Beverly Massaro and a very special sister-in-law, Irene Rose.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Avenue, Wooster with the Rev. Stephen Moran officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

The family extends a special thanks to all of the people at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas W=Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster


We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Porter. May she rest in peace. We hope that God brings you, Cyndi, and your family the comfort and peace most needed during this sad time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Michael and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved mother. We are keeping you, Cyndi and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

I am so very sorry for your loss, from what I know of her she is at total peace reunited with her beloved husband. You're all in my thoughts. She will be missed. Go Indians!

So sorry to hear about your loss. May all your happy memories help you through this difficult time & for years to come
You have our deepest sympathy
Angelo and Betty

Ray and Tracy,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

So sorry to hear about this! Always enjoyed bowling with her!We had a lot of laughs together. May God comfort you all and give you peace.My heartfelt condolences.

I am so sorry for this loss to your family and the community. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

It saddens me to see Phillys has left us. I bowled with Phil, and Fran Glad to on weds. Night at the Wayne. She became a very good friend . Her and Ward will forever live on in my memories as two of the kindest people I could ever call my friends. Now back with Ward, cook some of those wonderful meat balls and sauce, and my pizzells. Loved you both. My deepest sympathy to your family. "Rock and roll, don't run and throw".Rest in peace sweet friend ,I will miss you.

Oh ,I was saddened to see Phill had passed. Her and Fran Blatti ,Missy Davis,and I bowled on Weds late at Wayne LANES. SHE TAUGHT me to "Rock and roll,not run and throw." Her and Ward became good friends of my husband and I, and lived for their meatballs and sauce ! And every time she made pizzells,she always have me three. My friend, I enjoyed our time together and will remember her always with pleasure.Rest in Peace Phill,I loved you .My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Prayers to the family. Always enjoyed being around Phyllis when we worked on projects at the Lamplighters.

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Cyndi and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you all and give you the comfort and peace you need during this difficult time.

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. My sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time. I knew Phyllis from bowling on Thursday nights and she was one great and special lady. May God give you the peace and comfort that only he has the power to give at this very difficult time. Keep all of your good memories of her close at all times.

rest in peace

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman she was. Phyllis will be truly missed. I thought of her often. God Bless your family at this time.

I was sorry to see the obituary. I'm sorry for your loss. She was always so nice to us kids, even when we all grew up she remembered us.

Rest in peace. Good friend for many yrs. Sorry for family, best wishes.

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