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Obituary for Anne Marie Porco (Buckley)

Anne Marie Porco, age 90, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, at Midstate Medical Center with family by her side. She was the widow of her loving husband, Joseph S. Porco who died in 1998.
Anne Marie was born in Norwalk, CT in 1931, the daughter of the late Anne (Rose) and Fredrick Buckley. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her sister Ruth Whittemore and twin brother Neil Buckley.
Survivors include her five children and their spouses: Karen Iliades (Chris) of Maine, Janet Taylor (Bill) of CT, Joyce Bennett (Wayne) of Costa Rica, Cathy Ramaciere (Mario) of Florida and Joseph Porco (Susan) of CT.
In addition, "Gemma" as she was affectionately known, is survived by 13 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Louise Frank with whom she shared wonderful adventures, an enormous extended family of nieces and nephews and many close friends, some since childhood. She was proud of her large family and loved to brag about having five generations.
Anne Marie was a graduate of Norwalk High School, a homemaker, a caregiver and devoted to her faith. She volunteered and supported others in numerous capacities throughout her life. She was a long-time member of St. Thomas Parish in Norwalk where she was active as a Eucharistic Minister and then later, after moving to Newtown, CT, became a member of St. Rose of Lima Church.
Anne Marie was extremely active for many years and loved to travel. She enjoyed coffee with the girls after water aerobics class at the YMCA. She loved animals, especially horses, and would often reminisce about her childhood pony, Buttons.
The family would like to thank the MHC home health professionals and St. Rose Parish who offered care and spiritual comfort to Anne Marie in her later years.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Honan Funeral Home, in Newtown CT. Calling hours are Monday, Nov. 28th from 4-8:00 p.m. at 58 Main Street, Newtown, near the flagpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov 29th at 10:30am at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anne Marie Porco's memory can be made to St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, CT or by calling 203-679-5555 to support MHC’s compassionate non-profit Home Health Care Services that may be needed for your loved one.