Mount Vernon News
  • Margretta Porter

  • July 6, 2010

DERRY, N.H. — Margretta M. “Marg” Porter, 77, of Derry, N.H., died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home, Derry.

Mrs. Porter was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1933, daughter of the late Clayton and Georgette (Delgouffre) Gaumer. She had resided in Derry for the past 50 years, formerly living in Mount Vernon. She was employed by Sears Roebuck & Co. as a salesclerk for many years. She enjoyed volunteering at the West Side Community Center in Derry and served on the board of directors for the Greater Derry Boys and Girls Club. She was also a member of the Derry BPW.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Porter and his wife, Susan, of Nashua, N.H., and Gary Porter and his wife, Mary, of Derry, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Gregg, Kim, Amy, Carrie, Nicole, Jesse and Joshua; a brother, Ronald Gaumer of Montana; several nieces and nephews; and her sister-in-law, Tina Gaumer of Hollis, N.H.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Porter in 1993; and a brother, Denmon Gaumer in 2009.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Greater Derry Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 140, East Derry, NH 03041; or to Breathe NH, 9 Cedarwood Drive, Bedford, NH 03110. To send a condolence or for more information, visit



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