Maureen Ann Porter
October 8, 1960 – September 7, 2022
Maureen Ann Porter, 61, of Richmond, VA, beloved wife of Simon Porter and mother of Patricia Lynch, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Chippenham Hospital Richmond.
Maureen was born on October 8, 1960, in Queens, NY to Albert and Ann Ely. She grew up in Staten Island and graduated as a Registered Nurse from SUNY Binghamton. She later gained her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Ithaca College. Maureen worked as a hospital district nurse in Ithaca, NY and for a long time ran her own business as a Personal Trainer in Ithaca, NY, and later in Martinsville, VA. In later life, she became a School Nurse in Palmerton, PA, a job for which her caring and giving personality was more than suitable.
Maureen married her husband, Simon John Porter in 1999 and the two of them experienced many wonderful and loving years of togetherness in everything. She was at heart an athlete, competing in multiple duathlons, half-marathons, and bicycle races. She would exercise daily until a terrible accident robbed her of all movement.
She was beloved and adored by all who knew her. Maureen was a loving, giving, and non-judgmental soul who filled and enriched the lives of everyone she was with, especially her husband, best friend and soulmate, and daughter.
Maureen is survived by her husband, Simon Porter; daughter, Patricia Lynch; and sisters, Patricia Welch and Eileen Chorman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ann Ely, and brother, Michael Ely.
The family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2022, with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m., at Affinity Funeral Service, Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1400 S Randolph St, Richmond, VA 23220.
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I am praying for you all during this difficult time. My heart hurts that Maureen is no longer with us. Thinking of you, Simon & Patricia now & in the days to come.
Maureen there is an ache through my whole body knowing you aren’t here anymore. The solace I have right now are the moments we had over the years as loving sisters.
This one particular memory was from many years ago. We shared a bedroom and when I came home from a date, you were awake and we started to talk and laugh. As I got comfortable in bed and went to sleep…you continued to talk not knowing I was asleep. The next morning I noticed you were a little miffed. I asked what was the matter and you looked at me and said,’You fell asleep while I was talking’. With that, we laughed and moved on. I will miss our conversations but I know you are in far better place than the past 14 months. The hole in my heart will be there for a very long time. I want to Thank you for being a listening being to my daughter Megan when she was carrying Abigail. Megan is going to miss you greatly. Thank You for being my sister. I wish you the peace you deserve.
Love you forever,
Simon and Patricia-
I taught with Maureen at Palmerton and she was such a kind and lovely person. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how proud of Patricia she was and how proud she was to show her off during meet the teacher nights. Please accept my most sincerest condolences. The world lost a beautiful soul.
Simon and Patricia,
I worked with Maureen at Palmerton and her compassion and love for the students made such an impression on me. When my daughter got sick Maureen was always there with a kind word. She was such a bright light, it is hard to imagine she is gone. Her love for both of you was inspiring. I will never forget her. May her memory be eternal.
I can’t begin to express the shock and sadness hearing of “Mo’s” passing. Simon and family, you are all in my prayers as i send love your way.
Simon, wish we could be with you at this time. Our thoughts are with you. She was a lovely person.
‘flights of angels sing thee to thy rest’
I had the pleasure of Maureen’s friendship for more than half my life. When I met her I knew we would be good friends because we both had a dog named Casey. Mo was the strongest woman I ever met. I’m fortunate to have had her in my life for so long. I miss her so much. My “cosmic good vibes” go out to Simon, Tricia and all her family and friends.
To the family & friends of Maureen Porter,
We at Mount Calvary Cemetery wish to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one and we pray that God will help to ease your pain in the days to come. We are proud and honored to be chosen as the final resting place for Maureen. This is a responsibility that we do not take lightly and I pledge the highest level of perpetual care to honor her memory. Please do not hesitate to call us with any concerns or if there is anything we can do to make these difficult experiences any easier.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
I went to your facebook page today to wish you a happy birthday, but I sadly learned that you had passed away. We shared a dance floor, dance teachers, and some classes. I can’t remember a single time when you weren’t friendly and smiling. I was so impressed by your athleticism and confidence. I pray you are biking and dancing again. My deepest condolences to your family.