Obituaries 08-20-2020

April Ann Porter

Gone Too Soon

Beloved April Ann (Willcox) Porter, 46, of Amesbury, formerly of Charlestown, passed away on June 14, 2020.

Born in Malden on June 2, 1974 to Naomi Ruth (Foley) Dalton and Keith Willcox, April was the first born in both families and brought them tremendous joy.

April had the biggest heart and is missed by many. She was a selfless family member and friend.

She worked at Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Charlestown for 12 years as a cashier and in the bakery, making delicious treats for the entire town.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Sean Porter; son, Sean Porter Jr.; step-father, Stephen Dalton; sisters, Tanya Willcox, Stephanie and Danielle Dalton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Michael and Mary Ellen Hussey; brother-in-law, Douglas Porter Jr; nieces, Amanda Brissette, Marianne Messina and her husband, Thomas Messina; grand-nephews and grand-niece, Marco DiPascale, Haleigh Messina and Kevin Dunn and several uncles and cousins. She was the granddaughter of the late Cornelius and Florence Foley, the late Edward and Lillian Willcox and daughter-in-law to the late Douglas and Elizabeth Porter.

April lived life large. She was a fighter, battling cancer for nearly seven years, remaining positive and spirited throughout the entirety. She loved music and was looking forward to going overseas to London. Her family and friends will always remember her creativity and generous spirit.

Memorial services will be determined at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to your local animal shelter on April’s behalf.

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