Marion (Powers) Cain

October 26th, 2017

Marion G. Cain (Powers), “Nana”, age 88, of Nashua, NH, formerly a long-time resident of the Edmund Road Gang in Arlington, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 25, 2017 in Boscawen, NH.

Marion was born on March 23, 1929, in Charlestown, MA; she was the beloved daughter of the late Richard and Mary Powers. She was raised and educated in Charlestown and a graduate of Charlestown High School.

Marion was the wife of 58 years to the late Robert “Bob” “Unk” Cain; the couple resided in Arlington where they raised their six children. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who spent many happy summers with her family and great friends at the Arcadia Campground.

For many years, Marion enjoyed working as a switchboard operator for the Xerox Company. Marion was very conscientious and personable; she was well loved and respected at her job.
Marion will be fondly remembered as a very kind and caring person who would do anything for anyone. She loved her family with all her heart and she will be greatly missed.

Marion was the beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” “Unk” Cain, devoted mother of Mary Tripi & husband Steve of Lexington, MA, Marion Martinson & husband Don of Leominster, MA, Donna Cain & her late husband George Osman of Nashua, NH, Robert Cain, Jr. & his wife Susan of Arlington, MA, Linda Friberg & husband Rick and Helen Capps all of Penacook, NH. Loving “Nana” of S.J. Tripi, Danielle Chesley & husband Adam, Patrick Martinson, Ryan Martinson, Diane Neeson, Sandra Osman, Jay Osman, Robert Cain III, Nicholas Cain, Shannon Cain, Richard Cain, William Cain, Richard Friberg Jr. & wife Bev, Robert Friberg & wife Kelly, Kimberly Cutter & husband Arty, Lindsay Wheeler & husband Jeff, Jason Capps & wife Beki, James Capps & wife Micaela, and the late Michelle Foster, Great-Nana of Ian, Olivia, Paulina, Robert, Sofia, Stacey, Lisa, Landon, Kinley, Greyson, R.J. III, Charlie, Sophie, Cadence, Gillian, J.J., Mackenzie, Bentley, Ryder, and Great-Great- Grandchildren Colin and Amelia. Cherished daughter of the late Richard and Mary (O’Brien) Powers, dear sister of the late Helen Hartley & husband Russ and Julia “Sis” Graney. Marion is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, October 28th for Visitation from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 12:30 p.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.
Memorial donations in Marion’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to a Charity of your choice.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Marion (Powers) Cain”

  1. Janet Burke says:

    Dear Mary, Marion, Donna, Bobby, Linda, Helen and the entire Cain families, I’m so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mom and Nana. Oh, how I loved her so! Her smile was frequent and abundant, her generosity and love was expansive, her enjoyment of life twinkled in her eyes. I cherish Edmond St Sunday’s, summer days at Arcadia and family fun with Nauntie (as we loved to call her). She’s been leaving us slowly over these years but my heart still aches from her loss. She and Unk are back together looking over the wonderful, loving and generous family they raised. I was fortunate to be loved by her and blessed to have you all as my cousins. Rest In Peace Nauntie. XO Love Janet

  2. Paula Smuda says:

    My heart goes out to your family.
    Marion was such a bright ray of light who stood out from all of the rest!
    Everyone was drawn to her beautiful smile and electric blue eyes.
    She was such a classy lady, young at heart and a true magnet.
    I just loved her positive attitude and great sense of humor.
    I asked her how many children she had, and when answered me, I was shocked! (I esp loved how she counted all of the children on her fingers.) I told her that she didn’t look like she raised that many children, she didn’t look worn out at all and still had her fabulous figure!!
    Her tespinse eas “Oh, we had fun all of the time.”
    Please keep in mind, how wonderful it was to have her very positive and agile for so many years!!! She was one of a kind, and I feel blessed to have known her, giggled with her and come to adore her family.
    Sending lots of love and hugs,

  3. Chasity mason says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of mama Cain, she was a wonderful beautiful person. I enjoyed the times she would come to the office with Linda and our lunch dates. May God wrap his arms around you all. Xoxo

  4. Dean and Marlene sheehan says:

    Sorry for your loss she was a great lady

  5. Janet Erickson says:

    My prayers are out to all of you. May God put his loving arms around you in this time of sorrow. Nana was a remarkable woman and I loved her dearly. I will never forget her. She was so much fun to be around. Nana always put a smile on my face.sending hugs and kisses.

  6. Kitterhi says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your family at this time, your mom was a beautiful, kind woman who seemed to bring sunshine with her everywhere. I’ll always remember her spunk!

  7. David Cain says:

    Sorry for loss, every time saw your Mom she always had a smile.

  8. John & Sandi Smith says:

    Our prayers are with you. She was such a beautiful person, and whenever I had the pleasure of spending time with her, she made my day more special and my heart lighter. Loved her.

  9. Ciulla Family says:

    Dear Mary & family,
    You were all so blessed to have her in your life.
    Such a beautiful soul. So glad we had the pleasure of meeting her.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Mario & Terry Ciulla

  10. Christine & David Germain says:

    To the Cains and all of their family we are very sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace ????

  11. Evelyn Salvi O'Shaughnessy says:

    To the Cain Girls and Bobby-what a loss of such a vibrant, fun-loving person.We had so much fun with Marion and the Edmund Road Crowd and of course you kids. I have so many happy memories of your Mom and how she made everyone laugh with her sense of humor. I know she has not had the best health these past years but she was so fortunate to have all of you and your families around her. My love to all of you and prayers for her.

  12. Jeanne &wink&Family says:

    So sorry for your lost. May your mom Rest In Peace. Will keep her in my prayers.

  13. Cheryl Graney says:

    Mary, so sorry to hear of Aunt Marion’s passing. I remember her as kind and generous. You all were lucky to have her for so long. Rest in Peace.

  14. Joe Ferranti says:

    Dear Mary,
    You are always in my thoughts, and a little more so today.
    My deepest sympathies for your loss.
    With Love,

  15. Gail and Vic Violette says:

    Such a great lady. So many happy memories we shared with Marion and Bob at Arcadia. To Helen and Linda and the entire Cain fault we send our deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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