Clifford E. Poor
Clifford E. Poor, 81, of Avery Street, Ipswich, husband of the late
Sandra (Brokvist) Poor, died Saturday, January 4, 2020 in the Kaplan
Family Hospice House, Danvers following his brief illness.
Born in Ipswich on September 25, 1938, Cliff was one of the eight children
of the late Kenneth F. and Eleanor (MacKinney) Poor. He was raised in
Ipswich and was a 1956 graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical
School. He went on to serve an enlistment in Army serving at Ft. Jackson,
SC and Ft. Benning, GA. Married in 1984, he and Sandra soon made their
home and raised their family on Avery Street.
Cliff was employed for thirty-one years
at Bostik Chemical in Middleton, retiring in 2003. In retirement he was
employed for several years a custodian at the Ipswich YMCA.
Cliff enjoyed family camping in Hampstead, NH and his big best friend,
“Blackie” the black Labrador retriever.
He was a lifetime member of the First Church in Ipswich and a longtime
member of the Ipswich AMVETS Post #201.
He is survived by one son, Douglas Poor of ME; three stepsons, Eric Hudson
of NH, Mark Hudson of CA, and Michael Hudson of Leominister; several
grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Poor, Jr. of IL; five sisters, Barbara
Powers of OH, Carol Saulnier of SC, Nancy Haug of SC, Joanne Collins of
OR, Linda Godtland of Salisbury and many nephews and nieces. He was the
father of the late James Poor formerly of CT, Gary Poor formerly of FL,
Kristen Poor formerly of Ipswich and brother of the late Herbert Poor
formerly of IL.
Family and friends are cordially welcomed to a visitation Monday, January
to 3 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich,
followed by a funeral service at 3 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O.
Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938.
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