Barbara Townsend Mansfield Porter

Barbara Townsend Mansfield Porter

Barbara Townsend Mansfield Porter

Barbara Townsend Mansfield Porter died Saturday, Oct. 3 at the age of 76, surrounded by family. She was born and raised in Chesnut Hill, and graduated from Springside Chesnut Hill Academy and Centenary College. Loved by many, Barbara will be remembered as an avid equestrian, animal lover, breeder of Italian Greyhounds, accomplished fisherwoman, needlepoint artist, and antiquarian. Her home in Lewes, Del. received the Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Lewes Historical Society in 2012. She was also a resident of Great Guana Cay in the Bahamas.
Barbara is survived by her two children, William H. Porter, III “Chip” and his wife Hillary, of Chadds Ford, and daughter Devon Porter Fleming, who lives in New Canaan, Conn. with her husband David W. Fleming II and their three children Hayley Townsend Fleming, 22, David Wilson Fleming III “Wilson,” 19 and Eve Mansfield Fleming, 16. Services are open to friends and family and will be held at 11:00am Friday, Oct. 9 at the Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church (across from Winterthur).

To view Barbara’s online tribute or share a memory with her family, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711.

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

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