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 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 20 from
1 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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