Vera  Hawkins

Obituary of Vera T. Hawkins

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Vera T. Hawkins a longtime resident of Port Jervis died July 22, 2023 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence.  She was 99.


The daughter of the late Ned & Blanche Thibodeau, she was born on April 30, 1924 in East Winn, Maine. 

With her husband William they moved through life as one sharing their best times camping, fishing and in her garden.  It was her love for the outdoors that Vera would join the National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation. 


Family statement by her son Bruce Porter:

Our Mother Vera Thibodeau Porter Hawkins Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon Peacefully In Her Sleep…  Vera Was Definitely a member of the Grand Dame era. An enigma in her own “Vera” way, who packed what seemed like 250 years of living in 99 1/4 years of reality.. She meant a lot to everyone in her family as the oldest of 10 siblings, Mother to 5 Children, Gram to 12 grandchildren & great grandchildren,  Aunt to countless nieces, nephews and everyone she met over the years. She will live on in all of us that she touched.. Our memories of her cooking in the kitchen and sitting by the campfire at Big Pond with a “cocktail” in hand will last thru eternity. She is at peace  now and will be joining her beloved Bill Hawkins, Frederick Michael Porter, Michael Salamon, Ned And Blanche Thibodeau her predeceased siblings and many family and friends..

She will be missed..

Beloved mother of Patricia Koehn, Nancy Porter, Bruce Porter and Gerald Porter Jr. all of Port Jervis.  Dear sister of Lawrence Thibodeau, Kathryn Gauthier and Sharon Libby.


At Vera’s request donations may be made to either the Laurel Grove Cemetery Association or the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark.


A private cremation will take place as Vera wished. 

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1924 - 2023

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