Catherine “Cathy” L. (Porter) Mecheski, 71, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Northfield, MA. died on Sunday, December 29, 2019. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home with the love of her family near.
Catherine was born the daughter of the late Doris (Suleski) and Henry Porter Sr. on August 24, 1948 in Keene. She was educated in Northfield, MA. and graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional High School class of 1966.
On August 30, 1966 she exchanged vows with Richard “Rich” A. Mecheski in Weldon, N.C. They were married in a simple service and have been married for fifty-three years.
Cathy worked as an Executive Secretary for the National Grange Mutual Insurance Co. in Keene for forty-eight years before her retirement in 2014.
She is a member of St. Bernards Church, Parish of the Holy Spirit in Keene. She enjoyed cooking, cultivating her flowers and vegetable gardens and walking. Time was also spent hiking the trails and enjoying natures splendor.
Mrs. Mecheski is survived by her husband, Richard A. Mecheski of Swanzey. Her two children; Timothy L. Mecheski and his wife, Bettyanne of Henniker and Heidi L. Bonenfant and her husband, Jeffrey of Grantham. Her siblings; Raymond Porter and his wife, Nannette of Brattleboro, VT. Henry Porter of Winchester and Clifford Porter and his wife, Peggy of Swanzey. Her grandchildren; Emily Mecheski, Matthew Mecheski, Meghan Mecheski, Alexa Bonenfant and Jacob Bonenfant. In addition, she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cathy is pre-deceased by her siblings; David Porter, William Porter, Lorraine Brayton and Harold Porter.
Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral home. A Mass with Christian burial to follow will occur on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10am. in St. Margaret Mary Church, Parish of the Holy Spirit, 33 Arch St. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lower Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com