Barbara J. Porter, 82

WINDSOR — Barbara J. Porter, 82, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 surrounded by her loving family at Maine General Medical Center-Augusta Campus.

Barbara was born on March 14, 1930 in Everett, Mass., a daughter of the late William and Anne Luscombe.

Barbara’s favorite job in life was taking care of her family and supporting them in every way she could. She was married to the love of her life, Warren K. Porter, for 55 years. One thing she always said was she, “held on to Warren’s shirt tails and went for the ride of her life.” Gardening was one of her passions and a beautiful garden it was.

Barbara and Warren moved their family to Casco in 1970, purchased a small country store, fell in love with Maine, and never looked back.

She is predeceased by her husband, Warren K. Porter; and her son, Gary A. Porter.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters: Sandra L. Laflin of Gardiner and Valerie J. Porter and her life partner and Barbara’s adopted daughter, Sunshine Folsom of Augusta; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her brother, William Luscombe, Jr. of Scituate, Mass.

A private memorial will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at a later date in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to: Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME, 04330.

Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at

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