Obituaries

Powers, Richard

July 30th, 2009

powers-richardRichard A. Powers, age 57, of Wilmington, unexpectedly, July 30, 2009 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Born on August 19, 1951 in Cambridge, MA, Richard was the dear son of John and Gertrude (Chapman) Powers of Brewster formerly of Arlington, MA. Richard was raised in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School. Richard moved to Wilmington in the late 1970’s. Richard will be remembered by family and friends as having a great sense of humor, he loved to laugh and make others laugh, he enjoyed watching classic western movies, the red sox and patriots, he enjoyed cooking, the woods of New Hampshire, camping, relaxing by a warm fire, and snoozing in his hammock by the pool. Most of all Richard will be remembered as a family man who cherished his parents, family, and friends. He will be missed.

Beloved husband of Janette “Jan” (Ward) Powers, devoted father of Derek J. Powers of Wilmington, Christine M. Powers of Lowell, and Laurie J. Finne & her husband Kenneth of Wilmington, dear son of John & Gertrude (Chapman) Powers of Brewster,  formerly of Arlington, cherished grandfather of Derek John Powers, Jr. & Garrett Powers, loving brother of John Powers & his wife Suzanne and Charles Powers & his wife Linda all of Londonderry, NH, son-in-law of Edith (Staples) Narduzzo and Kenneth Ward both of Wilmington, Richard is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and his dear friend Marcia (McGourty) Powers of Arlington.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, August 4th from 4-7 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA  02215.

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3 Entries in Guest Book for “Powers, Richard”

  1. Linda Power says:

    Will miss our chats, laughter, and tears! Will never forget!!
    Love Linda

  2. Rose-Marie Merz says:

    Richard’s Sixth Grade Teacher at Brackett School, Arlington, MA

    I remember Richard as handsome, friendly, and kind – always willing to help.

    I will remember Richard in my prayers. My condolences to his extended family.

  3. derek powers says:

    DAD, you were one of the best guys i have ever had the chance to really get to know.As a young boy you taught me about respecting the forests of new england.As i grew you instilled a good set of morals a strong work ethic and made sure i knew to respect my elders if nothing more than to learn as much as possible from them.we definatly did not get to spend enough time together in this world but maybe in the next.
    I LOVE YOU DAD AN NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT YOU ARE NOT IN MY THOUGHTS. love always your son,
    DEREK

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