NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

January 22, 2014

Victor B. Porro, 89


E. Kingston, NH — Victor Porro passed away peacefully on Monday evening at his home, with his family at his side. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., and was the son of the late Archie and Agnes (Pagnattaro) Porro.

Victor was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, where he took part in the invasion of Normandy. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945, retiring in January of 1966, after 21 years as an Engineman First Class. In 1989, he retired from Lucent Technologies, formerly Western Electric, after 22 years, where he worked in the security department. He then went to work for Sam's Club in Seabrook, N.H. as a door greeter for almost 20 years, before finally retiring in 2010. Victor was a member of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Deptartment for over 20 years, as well as a Police Officer in the Town of East Kingston, N.H.

He enjoyed hunting, target shooting and photography. For over 20 years, he enjoyed an annual vacation in Florida.

Victor is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan Porro, of East Kingston; his son, Victor J. Porro, and his daughter, Sharon A. Porro, both of Seabrook; one sister, Mary Romancewicz of Waltham, Mass.; his two grandchildren, Victor J. Porro III of New York, and Tanya Bruch of Orlando, Fla.; his four great-grandchildren, Victor IV, Mikeithen, Elizabeth, and Jacob Porro, all of Tennessee. Predeceasing him were two brothers, Vincent and Virgilio; and a sister, Jeannette.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury, Mass., will be on Friday January 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Amesbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor's name may be made to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice-Exeter Hospital Community Relations, 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter, NH 03833, Attn: Vivian Brown, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.