Elizabeth Porter

Date of Passing:

March 8, 2024

Porter, Elizabeth, (Aldrich) 71, of Pocasset Avenue, Tiverton, formerly of Prudence Island, died peacefully on March 8, 2024 at Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence. She was the wife of the late William Herbert.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edward S. Aldrich and Betty (Fitton) Aldrich, she lived in Tiverton for the past 3 years and previously was a year-round resident on Prudence Island for 35 years.

Mrs. Porter was a Clerk for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

Elizabeth enjoyed the beach and her boys.

She is survived by two sons, Andrew A. Porter of Portsmouth and Scott F. Porter of Tiverton; a sister, Priscilla J. Mason of Riverside and two brothers, Edward S. Aldrich Jr. of Prudence Island and Stephen M. Aldrich Jr. of North Kingstown.

Her funeral service will be private.

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  1. Betsey was one of the kindest, most sincere, loving, and supportive people I have ever met. She went out of her way to make people feel welcomed and was always there when you needed someone to talk to. She loved her sons more than anything in the world and it showed in everything she did. I will truly miss her. Until we meet again ❤️

  2. My condolences to the entire family.Always a smile, friendly & fun to be with. She will always be in everyone’s heart & walking the beach with her dogs.

  3. To the Porter and Aldrich family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Betsy was a neighborhood friend in both Riverside and Bristol, RI. I was sorry to hear this news.

  4. My most sincere condolences to you Andrew and Scott. She was like no other! So many great memories, so much help from her along the way and being one of our closest island friends. She is sadly missed! Thankful to have had her!

  5. One of my earliest memories, riding in a convertible, top down, Aunt Betsy smiling at me, singing as she drove. No idea where we were going, but it’s a warm memory. As was her smile, every time she saw me.

  6. Betsy, we have been friends since childhood, you will be remembered for all the memories we shared. Rest in peace my friend ❤️

  7. Betsy, we have been friends since childhood, you will be remembered for all the memories that we shared. Rest in peace my friend 🧡

  8. God bless you guys, I’m so sorry for your loss

  9. My deepest condolences to the family. Betsy was a woman with one of the biggest hearts. She was a big part of my family all my life. She was always smiling and glad to see me with her arms wide open. She will be missed greatly! Rip Betsy♥️ I’m very sad that the last time I saw you was almost 4 years ago on my birthday. RIP MY FRIEND
    I will miss you

  10. You were the best mother a son could ask for..We had good and bad times, but in the end only a mother’s love is eternal. I know that Dad, Nanna, Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Bert and Uncle Eddie and Rick were waiting for you.

  11. Betsy Always Beautiful like her Heart.
    A Kind Islander. I appreciated you Betsy.
    She took in and cared for Island cats. Her love of dogs made them special to everyone.
    I know Betsy was loved by many fun friends.
    Betsy always found time to say Hello and Chat in the Ferrys cabin even after long day working off Island. I was always happy to see her.
    She loved Andrew and Scott dearly. I am sorry for their loss.

  12. Betsy was Aunt Betsy to me. She was a kind and thoughtful soul. I used to look forward to visiting her and even though she had her hands full with Andrew any Scott, she always made time to make me feel loved and included.

    As I got older I came to appreciate just how much love she had to share. She loved her boys so much and stayed very close with them her whole life. She has inspired me as a parent to stay close with mine.

    It was also wonderful to see her relationship with her big sister, Aunt Janey. I remember them always being quick to share a laugh and be there for each other in times of need.

    We’ll miss you Aunt Betsy but we won’t forget you.

  13. I’m so sorry, cousins.

  14. Betsey,

    I will always remember the laughing and good times. RIP 🙏 ❤️😪

  15. Sending condolences, RIP. ❤️

  16. She was my little sister. A lifetime of bickering and laughing. But, she was always there for me, as I tried to be for her. She has taken another big piece of my heart. She will be dearly missed by many.

  17. My condolences to the family and Betseys many friends. Such a genuine, kind, fun loving lady. Rest in Peace dear friend.

  18. Thanks for all the great times at your house

  19. Betsy (Lovie) so many fun times with you, rest in peace 🫶🏻

  20. Betsey was such a wonderful gal who touched so many lives, including mine. May her soul rest in peace and may you find peace as well.

  21. Betsy I know you are in Gods hands now. As he love Angels. You will be missed and loved by so very many. Please be their Guardian Angel.

  22. Betsey , you will be missed by so many .Too many memories to count . Such a dear friend , will see you again on the other side .

  23. Rest in peace ❤️

  24. Hugs and prayers to the Aldrich family. She was quite a woman! Much love, Erin O’Gara Dollard

  25. You went through many, many difficult final years as your health deteriorated. Yet you carried on with the same determination and strength as you did throughout your life. I pray that you are finally at rest, and in peace at last.

  26. Thanks for a lifetimes worth of love support and memories ❤️

  27. My condolences to her family & friends.

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