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Robert C. Porter

June 15, 1935 January 20, 2019
Robert C. Porter
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Obituary for Robert C. Porter

Robert C. Porter died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was the son of the late Thomas and Jennie (Byrne) Porter. Loving husband of Barbara (Buckley) Porter. Devoted father of Kathleen Porter of Foxborough and Marianne and her husband Mark Drozeck of Ashland. Grandfather of Isabel, Marisa and Dylan, all of Ashland. Brother of the late Thomas and David. Brother in law of Helen and her husband Andrew Kelly of Mashpee and Paul Reynolds and his late wife Paula of Canton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Bob was born on June 15, 1935 in Dorchester. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from UMASS Amherst and received his MBA from the University of Rhode Island. He was employed by Texas Instruments for thirty years and retired as Vice President of Quality Control. He consulted and taught at UMASS Dartmouth. He volunteered for HESSCO. He loved to play golf, play the banjo and read which led to writing and publishing "The Kuala Lumpur Connection".

The family would like to thank the devoted care of Christine Ward and April Eames, the staff of the Attleboro Community VNA and the Foxborough Fire Department and Police.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a calling hour at 8:30 AM on Friday, January 25 at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxborough. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 58 Carpenter Street, Foxborough. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Foxborough. For additional information please contact 508 543-5471. To send an on line condolence please visit the funeral home web site at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Foxboro Discretionary Fund, PO Box 636, Foxborough, MA 02035.


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