Edmund J. Powers, a retired employee of the Stoneham Independent/ Barnstead Printing, passed away after a long illness at the Woodbriar of Wilmington Nursing Care Facility on Tuesday night, July 24, 2007. He was 80 years old. Edmund was born in Saratoga Springs, the son of the late Edmund and Phyllis Powers. His family trained and raced horses. He grew up between a farm in Hamilton, MA and winters in Florida. His entire family was part of the horse racing way of life. He helped train and care for the horses when he was young. He entered the Coast Guard 2 weeks after turning 17 to fight in WW II. He honorably served as a Ship’s Cook, Third Class and served on the USS Menges, USS Falgout, and USS Lowe. He was discharged at the end of the war. He continued his support for the military through his involvement in the American Legion and the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association (DESA) which he attended several reunions with his fellow crew members of the USS Menges.
Edmund went onto to graduate from Burdett College receiving an Associates Degree in Accounting. He worked for well over 20 years as an accountant for the Stoneham Independent / Barnstead Printing. He settled in Burlington in 1963 to raise his 2 sons. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed to bowl. He took pride in his family and being a good provider. He supported his sons in their athletics and accomplishments and he prized the time spent with his grandchildren.
Edmund was the beloved husband of the late Elaine C. (Carroll) Powers. He was the devoted father of Robert Powers & his wife Glenda Little of Burlington and the late William Powers and Father-in-law of Adrianne Powers of Billerica. He was the loving grandfather of Jason & Nathan Powers of Billerica and Morgan Powers of Burlington. He also leaves behind the wonderful people of Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington who became a second family to him for his last 5 years.
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St. at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Friday 5-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Edmunds name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For Online Register Book, Obituary & Directions see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net of www.saint-malachy.org. Veteran of WW II serving on the USS Menges.