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Marguerite Powers 1922-2010 BENNINGTON Marguerite Powers, most recently a resident of Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt., passed away Friday, December 10th surrounded by her family. She was born to Ray M. Towslee and Lucy J. Fisher Towslee in North Adams, in 1922. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband Thomas Powers of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She was a long time resident of Cambridge, N.Y. where she and her husband owned and operated the Friendly Restaurant. After moving to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with her family she was employed by Skidmore College and by Starbuck's Department Store. Maggie was a prolific and talented painter, and avid reader who volunteered as a reading mentor at Shaftsbury Elementary School. She loved to cook, golf, play bridge, garden and above all spend time with family and friends. She is survived by her sons, Michael Powers and wife Judi of Sagamore Beach, Mass., and David Powers and wife Enid Franz of Pownal, Vt. Also by grandchildren; Michelle Consoles and husband Matt, and Matthew Powers and wife Bethany, and four great grandchildren, Christopher and Benjamin Consoles and Finn and Seamus Powers. At this time the family would to thank special friends and family; Rena Austin and Jen Wrobel, Margaret Bloom and Marilyn Bibbe for their love and friendship. The family would also like to thank the staff at C. L. R. with special thanks to her nurse Sharon O'Malley and Dr. Marcus Martinez for many years of love and devoted care. A private celebration of her life is being planned after the holidays. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT . Guestbook condolences my be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 15, 2010
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