Hollis's Story

Hollis R. Porter, 83, passed away Thursday evening July 7, 2016 at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle. He was born Dec. 2, 1932 in Masardis, the son of Avon and Alta (Robinson) Porter.

He worked as a Firefighter at the Presque Isle Fire Department for many years, retiring in 1987. He owned and operated Fire Extinguisher Services in Presque Isle. Hollis was a member of the Presque Isle Masonic Lodge, The Anah Temple Shrine, The Masonic Lodge and the Presque Isle Elks Club.

He is survived by a son Stephen Porter and his wife Sue and a daughter Rebecca "Becky" Henderson, all of Presque Isle; two sisters Reta Gagnon of Portland and Lila Price of Presque Isle; five grandchildre; Sam, Sarah, Christopher, Gabby and Brittany; 6 great grandchildren Aaron, Alyssa, Katelyn, Stephen, Mary and Brayden; and his special friends Betty Henderson and David Saucier. He was predeceased by his wife Janice (Henderson) Porter in 2005; a son, Samuel in 2003; a sister, Mona Thulin; and a brother, Lester Porter.

A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at a later date at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Donations may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children 516 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01104-2396 or The Elks National Foundation 2750 N. Lakeview Ave. Chicago, ILL. 60614. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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