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Annette M. Powers


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Annette M. Powers Obituary
Annette Marie Powers, beloved wife of Richard J. Powers Jr., died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 9, 2017, at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness.

Ann was born in Hoosick Falls on September 11, 1936, to Ruth (Peters) and Arthur VanDerKar Sr. and attended school in Hoosick Falls. She worked her entire life until retiring from St. Gobain in 1999, when she was able to devote more time to her family, which was her passion.

Besides her husband of 61 years, Ann is survived by 3 daughters: Gail (Daniel) Smith of N. Petersburgh, Rebecca (Leonard) Austin of White Creek, and Pamela Powers (Jason Tudor) of Shaftsbury, VT.; as well as 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Ann is also survived by one sister, Sandra VanDerKar, one brother John (Nancy) VanDerKar, an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ann was pre-deceased by her parents; 3 sisters: Shirley Campbell, Patricia Lynn Steller and June Eldred; and 2 brothers: Kenneth (Red) VanDerKar and Gerald VanDerKar, a stepsister Marge Houlihan, and a stepbrother Arthur VanDerKar Jr.

SERVICES: A candlelight celebration of Ann's life will be held on Saturday, January 14, at Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, with Reverend Gary Rogers and Reverend Jonathan Youngmann co-officiating.

Friends may greet the family at the church from 4:30 until the service begins at 6:00 PM.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street, Hoosick Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the PFOA Water Crisis: Paying it Forward campaign to help provide clean water in Uganda, Hoosick Misses Softball, or the through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 12, 2017
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