Viola Ports

Obituary of Viola Mae Ports

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PORTS, Viola (nee Pedrick):  86 years young, Nan was called home on January 25, 2022.  A life-long Long Islander, born June 6th in Babylon, NY, she was proud to be the devoted wife of Douglas for the last 67 years.  Known to many as Nan, mom, grandma, and Gigi, those who knew her understood she was a simple woman who wanted nothing more than for everyone to be happy and emulated that with her own smile.  Nan was a small but had a huge heart and even larger smile – she lit up the room.   Her smile and the love she embodied was manifest in the way she lived.   Early in her adulthood, Nan immersed herself into Scouting, being the founding leader of Girl Scout Troop 874 for 9 years where young girls learned the value of camaraderie though many activities including camping and hiking.   Nan’s love transcended traditional family.   Her love for animals remained evident in her home as she adopted many dogs and cats over the years.   Nan is survived by her doting husband, Doug; her five children Dawn Clowes (Mike); Vicki Payne (David); Douglas Jr. (Gail); Kenneth (Patti); Wendy (Nancy); her 11 Grand Children; her 14 Great Grand Children, and her three cats.  Visitation at McManus Funeral Home, Horseblock Road, Medford Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass Friday, January 28 at Church of the Resurrection, Granny Road, Farmingville.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Since mom believed the cost of flowers “could feed a family of 4”, in lieu of flowers, please bring non perishable food items.   Donations collected will be delivered to the Food Pantry at Church of the Resurrection Or donate in her name to Church of the Resurrection Food Pantry.

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Thursday
27
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
McManus-Lorey Funeral Home
2084 Horse Block Road
Medford, New York, United States
Thursday
27
January

Prayer Service

3:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
McManus-Lorey Funeral Home
2084 Horse Block Road
Medford, New York, United States
Thursday
27
January

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
McManus-Lorey Funeral Home
2084 Horse Block Road
Medford, New York, United States
Friday
28
January

Funeral Service

9:15 am
Friday, January 28, 2022
McManus-Lorey Funeral Home
2084 Horse Block Road
Medford, New York, United States
Friday
28
January

Mass

10:00 am
Friday, January 28, 2022
Church Of The Resurrection
50 Granny Road
Farmingville, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
3442 Route 112
Coram, New York, United States
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