Ocean Beach 11

Jane Riley

January 12, 2020


Jane Riley, 84, of Cohasset, Massachusetts died at her home Sunday, January 12, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. Born and raised in Houlton, Maine, surrounded by potato farms, woods and lakes, caring for the family chickens, sliding down the barn roof in the snow, playing dress up with hands clasped dreaming of becoming a nun, getting rides to the lake on hot summer days, and cheering for the basketball team and a handsome point guard. She fell in love, married and raised three children. She ran with a fun group of friends, traveling, playing tennis, painting, singing, sunning on Bassings Beach, laughing, enjoying her friendships, and her life, always with a big beautiful smile. She was the very best Mom, Grammy and friend you could have, always there to listen and support. She will forever be in our hearts.


Survived by her children Karen Porter, Jason Porter, and Jim Porter and his wife Jessica. Grandchildren Nathan, Ian and Faith, and their mother Sarah Porter. Also survived by brother Richard and his wife Susan Riley of Houlton, ME and long-time beau Frank Dunn of Houlton, ME. She will be missed by her best four-legged friends Mr. Kitty and Jack and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers.


Predeceased by her parents Alice and William Riley and ex-husband Roger Porter.


The family will hold a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 1 at Atlantica in Cohasset between the hours of 3pm and 6pm. All who wish to pay respects and join in remembering Jane are welcome. A gathering will also be held this summer in Houlton. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hopeandjusticeproject.org.  


Celebration of Life
February 1, 2020

3:00 PM

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