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Lucy R. Powers

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Lucy R. Powers, 88, formerly of Hartford, passed away Thursday at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt.

Lucy was born Oct. 9, 1919, in New Britain, the daughter of the late Adolf and Christine Yuknat Reckert. She graduated from New Britain High School and lived in Hartford from 1948 to 2006 at which time she relocated to Shushan, N.Y.

Lucy was involved in real estate before there was official licensure. She started working for Clesson W. Parker in the late 1930s, a company selling real estate and insurance. After her children were born, she helped in a family business until she began working for Barrows & Wallace in the mid-1950s. She subsequently changed firms and was employed by Hurwit & Simons, where she worked for 25 years, the last nine years as manager. Lucy finished her career at Prudential Connecticut Realty, retiring in 2006, having been in real estate related businesses for more than 60 years, including her membership in the Greater Hartford Board of Realtors.

Lucy was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in West Hartford and was very active in many church organizations.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Malachi Powers, on Jan. 19, 1996. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her sister, Lillian, and her brothers, Arnold, Walter, and Howard.

She is survived by her children, Francis M. Powers Jr., M.D., and his wife Caryn of Williamsport, Pa., and Christine P. Preble and her husband Robert of Shushan; a brother, Richard Reckert of Meridan; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06107.

For Lucy’s online guest book, visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem, NY.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 27, 2007
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