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John F. Powers
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Obituary for John F. Powers

POWERS, JOHN F. of Franklin formerly of Norwood passed away at home surrounded by his family on October 12, 2017 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of the late Judith Ann (McNally) Powers. Devoted father of John J. Powers of Franklin, Michael K. Powers of Norton, Robert G. Powers of Franklin and Susan M. Moreau and her husband Dr. Robert Moreau of Franklin. Also survived by his sisters in law Mary (Patsy) Hart of Dedham and Paula B McNally of Readville and his brother in law John McNally and his wife Louise of Carver. He also leaves his cousins Arlene Williams of South Carolina and Ina Styles of Florida. Cherished grandfather of Rachel, Nicholas, Michaela, Stephanie, Cody, Kristina, Robert W, Elizabeth, Erin, Robert J and Colleen. Great grandfather of Tyler. Son of the late John L. and Elsie (Bunker) Powers. John is a graduate of Boston Technical High School where he was a New England Track champion and a Golden Gloves boxing champion. He turned down several collegiate track scholarships and chose to join the Navy and fight for his country. John is a disabled veteran who served on aircraft carriers during the Korean War. He was part of Attack Squadron 45. His service spanned from January 19, 1954 to November 21, 1957. Mr. Powers worked for the Post Office for over thirty years. He became a letter carrier in Jamaica Plain where he was beloved by the people on his route. After his retirement, he worked as a counselor for many years in the DUIL Program in Tewksbury. John was a friend of "Bill W" for over 40 years. Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. Norwood, Saturday, October 21, 2107 at 8am followed by a funeral mass at 9am in St. Catherine of Siena Church Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4-8pm. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery W. Roxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to The American Lung Association 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301 Framingham, MA 01701 or to The National MS Society P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163. US Navy Korean War Veteran.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home

1248 Washington St
Norwood, MA 02062

funeral mass




9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Church

547 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery 990 Lagrange St. W. Roxbury

St. Joseph Cemetery 990 Lagrange St. W. Roxbury, MA


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