POWER--Anne V. Anne Power loved life and all the people in it. She was surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, October 26, 2013 when she lost her brief battle with breast cancer at home. She was 54. Professionally Anne began work as Assistant Director of Human Resources at The Sheraton in Boston and later Director at Bal Harbor in Florida. A move to New York City earned a position at The St. Regis Hotel, in the development offices of Starwood Corporation, Director of Human Resources at The Palace and lastly, The Westin Hotel. She excelled in her work and won the respect and admiration of colleagues at all levels wherever she worked. Mourning her loss but grateful for the gift she was in their lives are her brother, Gregory R. Power and his wife, Elana R. Peled, and her niece, Alma, all of Georgetown; her aunts and uncle, John and Elinor Butler of Potomac, MD, Ruth M. Power of Bedford and Janice Power of Norwood; numerous cousins and a host of friends. Anne did the weekly New York Times Sunday crosswords in pen; she always knew the dates of anniversaries for birth, life and death without the aid of a calendar. She was well read; loved music and the opera, and beginning with her first Bruce Springsteen concert in 1980 she remained one of his biggest fans; she was the family historian and true to her heritage she loved all things Irish. Although she lived in Manhattan for over twenty years, she proudly drove her car with a New York license plate wrapped in a Boston Red Sox plate frame and just last week attended a playoff game at Fenway to see her much loved Red Sox win one last time; she loved her MG convertible; her time in Harwichport and Nantucket. Family and friends will honor and remember Anne's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday October 30th from 4 to 9pm and again at 9:30am on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, 400 N. Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368. To view Anne's online tribute, share a memory or offer condolences please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
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Published in The New York Times on Oct. 29, 2013