Obituary for Mary Ellen Porrazzo
Mary Ellen Porrazzo 65 of Salem, NH and formerly of Hicksville, NY, died Friday February 10, 2017 at The Residence at Salem Woods.
Born August 22, 1951 in Rockville Centre, NY, Mary Ellen was the daughter of the late James V. and Mary Ellen (Potter) Porrazzo, both deceased. She was the granddaughter of Curtis W. and Anna May (Lutz) Potter, both deceased and formerly of Dushore, PA.
After graduating from American University, Mary Ellen entered the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she received a master’s degree in journalism. Her career was with CBS Radio in New York including assignments as a writer, editor and producer. In retirement she taught journalism at Hofstra University.
Prior to her illness, Mary Ellen enjoyed writing, running and cooking.
Survivors include her first cousins, Curtis C. Potter of Windham, NH, Michael Potter and Jonathan Potter, both of Bozeman, Montana and Barbara (Potter) McGan of Northborough, MA;
SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held at Cemetery of the Rood, Westbury, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Ellen’s loving memory to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Dushore, PA 18614. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH is in charge of arrangements.