2012-04-05 / Obituaries

Raymond R. Powers

BRUNSWICK — Raymond R. “Bob” Powers, age 82 died April 2nd at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Bath on May 22, 1929, the son of H. Martin Powers and Eva Saunders Powers.

He attended Bath schools, graduating from Morse High School in 1947, Coburn Classical Institute, University of Maine, and Bartlett Tree Surgery School. Bob served two years in the army during the war in Korea. In 1953, he started work at the Bath Iron Works as a draftsman, retiring in 1991 as a test supervisor.

On October 10, 1953 he married Jeannine Bisson at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bath.

Bob loved gardening, selling his plants at the flea market, hauling his few lobster traps, and, especially, his grandchildren.

Bob was a communicant of St. Charles Church-All Saints Parish. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had volunteered at various organizations over the years.

Mr. Powers is survived by his wife, Jeannine, of 58 years, two sons, John Powers and his wife Jane Waddle of Harpswell, and Andrew Powers and his wife Marilyn Berke-Powers of Brunswick, one daughter, Mary Cote and her husband Mark Cote of Brunswick, and seven grandchildren, Nathan Talbot, Abigail, William and Rosemary Cote, Carson, Matthew, and Hallie Powers. Bob was predeceased by his son Raymond Powers Jr., his parents, a sister Catherine Powers, a brother Henry M. Powers Jr., and a nephew Henry M. Powers III.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday, April 9th at St. Charles Church- All Saints Parish, 132 McKeen St. in Brunswick, with the Rev. Frank Murray officiating. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Bath will be at a later date. There will be no visiting hours.

Memorial donations may be made to CHANS Hospice Care, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011 for the extraordinary care and services provided to the family allowing Bob to remain in his home during this difficult time. Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.


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