Elizabeth `Libby' Porter, 93, of Southbury, formerly of New Milford, died Jan. 9, 2012 in New Milford Hospital. She was the widow of Leighton Porter.

Mrs. Porter was born Sept. 14, 1918 in Port Jervis, N.Y., a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (McArthur) Knowles.

She was a New Milford resident most of her life, was a graduate of New Milford High School and received a Bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y.

Mrs. Porter was employed for many years as an agent with Housatonic Valley Insurance.

She was active in her community, serving on the Board of Directors of New Milford Hospital, as a trustee of Russell Sage College, as a member of the Connecticut State Insurance Women's Association and as a volunteer with the New Milford VNA for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Porter was a member of the First Congregational Church in New Milford.

Mrs. Porter is survived by two sons, Robert Porter of Kuwait, and Richard Porter and his wife, Debbie, of Prospect; and three grandchildren, Ashley Porter, Andrew Porter and Kevin Porter.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Knowles and Howard Knowles.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in New Milford.

Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery in Danbury.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road in New Milford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church Book of Remembrance, 36 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776 or the New Milford VNA, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

Information and on-line condolences are available at hullfuneralservice.com.