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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Paul F. Powers, 55, of Route 22, Hoosick Falls, died peacefully at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington Vermont after a courageous battle be had hoped to win.

Paul was born in Hoosick Falls on Feb. 23, 1952, the son of Lucy (Major) Powers and the late John Henry Powers. He received his elementary education at the St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls and thereafter at the Hoosick Falls Central School. He was employed for many years by the Vermont Railway in North Bennington, Vt. He, as a single father, raised two beautiful, educated daughters. His children and grandchildren were everything to him. Paul had a great love for the outdoors, growing flowers and gardening. He enjoyed fishing too. He was one who loved to talk with family and friends. He enjoyed much time talking with his son-in-law, Ken, who was a very special fiend to him.

Survivors include four daughters, the two he raised, Shannon M. Wickenden (Kenneth) and Jennifer L. Powers of Hoosick Falls, Tara J. Martin (Timothy) of Hoosick Falls, and April L. Beagle of Hudson Falls. He was also survived by his mother, Lucy Major of Port Richey, Fla.; two brothers, John Powers of Buskirk, James Powers of Hoosick Falls, and a sister, Elizabeth Winters of Hoosick Falls. He was survived by many nieces and nephews. He was also survived by several grandchildren who he loved dearly, Samuel J. Wickenden, Makayla L. Sonnet, Alexis Martin, Haley Martin, Isaac Martin and Olivia Martin, and three others, Dakota, Jeramiah and Aleeka.

He was predeceased by his father, John Henry Powers, who he was very fond of and a brother, Walter Powers.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at I I a.m at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, New York. The burial will follow the service at St. Johns Cemetery in North Bennington, Vt.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosick Falls Community Center through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2007
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