William W. Powers

William W. Powers, of Holbrook, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 21, 2017 at the age of 90. Born, raised, and educated in South Boston, William had been a resident of Holbrook for 60 years. He worked in the furniture industry for many years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. William loved reading, crossword puzzles, singing and dancing, and was an avid New England sports fan.

Beloved husband for 64 years of Ann (Joyce) Powers. Loving father of Joyce Powers of Holbrook, Ann Zoller and her husband Tom of Lancaster, Patrick Powers of Holbrook, Maureen Powers and her spouse Sally of Randolph, Brian Powers of Holbrook, Darling Dufour of Holbrook and the late William C. and Sean S. Powers. Devoted brother of Lorraine Poulin of Weymouth, Joan Bellino of NH, and the late May Morris, Eleanor Dinneen, Delores Adams, Jean Force, Barbara Oakley, and Thomas Powers. Dear grandfather of Haley, Max, Katie, Anthony, and Aiden. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37) Holbrook on Wednesday, October 25th at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Holbrook at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday, October 24th from 4-7pm. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Late WWII US Navy Veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory can be made to the Holbrook Ecumenical Food Pantry, 322 So. Franklin St., Holbrook, MA 02343.


First Name: Melissa
Last Name: Gallagher
City: Newton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 10/22/2017

I remember how young I felt when Mr. Powers said, "you girls have fun" as I was headed out to go shopping in my middle age with his daughter Joyce. His loving spirit was clearly evident. Judging by his children it's clear that he was a great husband and father. I send my sincerest condolences to his loved ones.

First Name: Normn
Last Name: Ellis
City: North Quincy
State: MA
Entry Date: 10/23/2017

Dear Maureen,
I am sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are for you during this difficult time.

Fair Winds,
Bud Ellis

First Name: Jean
Last Name: Doherty
City: Plymouth
State: MA
Entry Date: 10/23/2017

Thinking of your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

First Name: Bridget
Last Name: Farrar
City: Haverhill
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 10/24/2017

My sincere condolences to the entire Power's family.
My dad (Ed) was lucky enough to be his friend for over 30 years.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

First Name: James
Last Name: Kistner
City: South Weymouth
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 10/24/2017

I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Power's passing. He was a nice person with a good sense of humor. I will never forget the gatherings I was fortunate to share with him and his sons to watch heavyweight boxing championship matches. He had a kind soul and I am sure his family will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with them.

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