Beverly — Donald E. Powers, 80, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home at Colonial Gardens, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Lawton) Powers, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born in Gloucester on August 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Everett A. Powers, Sr. and Viola (Munroe) Powers. He had resided in Gloucester for many years, before moving to Beverly in 1961. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was honorably discharged in December 1955.
Don was employed as a lineman and crew leader for Massachusetts Electric Co. for 41 years before his retirement in 1997. He was a member of The Tyrian, Acacia & Ashler Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Gloucester and the A.P. Gardner Post #194, American Legion of Hamilton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda M. and Thomas Goyette of Beverly, and Susan A. and John Gillis of Seabrook, N.H.; a son, Donald E. Powers, Jr. of Niota, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jody Rehrauer and her husband, Earl, of Amesbury, Kimberly Fuller and her husband, Daniel, of South Berwick, Maine, Kelly Crawford and her husband, Derek, of Dover, N.H., Lauren Martin and her husband, Anthony, of Amesbury, N.H., and Kirsten Goyette of Beverly; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister, Priscilla Roberts; and a brother, Everett A. Powers Jr.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. His funeral service will be privately held in the Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
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