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Arthur J. Porter

November 27, 1940 — February 9, 2024


Arthur J. Porter


Of Dorchester, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 9, 2024.

Beloved husband of the late Donna M. (Giandello) Porter.

Son of the late Samuel and Ida (Minsky) Porter.

Loving father of Jacquelin and her husband Clifton Maskell of Hanson, Elizabeth Porter of Dorchester, Kathleen Porter of Dorchester, Mary Ellen Porter of Hanson, Mark and his wife Kristen Sullivan of Wilmington, Richard and his wife Jen Sullivan of Abington, and Kelly Sullivan of Dorchester.

Brother of Francine Leventhal and her late husband Norman of Oregon.

Cherished “Pup” to 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Arthur is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Arthur’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Interment will be private.

Arthur was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. He was a retired police officer for the City of Boston, after serving for over 36 years. He proudly started and served as the first editor of the Pax Centurion, a monthly police publication. After retirement from the Boston Police, he worked as a court officer at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston. Arthur was an avid walker, and especially enjoyed his long walks along Savin Hill Beach. 

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