Madeline Marie Powers Healey, age 81, born in Savin Hill and a military bride for over twenty years, lived in Boston, Maine, New York, Africa, Germany and many more places, passed to the loving hands of God Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. She was resident of Atria Assisted Living at Marina Bay for the past year. Daughter of the late Stephen and Ellen Powers of Boston, she was sister to the late Noreen Rial of Carmel Calif., Gayle Harding of South Boston, Loretta Gibbons of Arizona, Claire Tardanico, Jacqueline McCann, Marquette Miller, all of Florida, and Paula Martinez of Braintree; loving mother of Kevin, Michael and his wife Marilyn, Collene Saunders and her late husband Kevin, Terri Riley Leimbach and her husband Richard and late husband Daniel and Rhonda Healey and her partner Joseph DiVito; "Grandmama" to Michael Healey and his wife Sarah, Erin Burnap and her husband Kenneth, Kevin Saunders, Curtis Riley and his partner Kathy Shea, Kerri Healey, David Riley and Carolyn Riley Smitley and her husband Will; "Great-Grandmama" to Daniel, Luke and Evan Riley, Colin and Maddy Healey, Kevin, Dylan and Lauren Burnap, Emma Healey and Riley Smitley. Educated in Boston and a graduate of the Dorchester School for Girls, Madeline held a successful career as an employee of New England Telephone for over 20 years. She enjoyed her family, friends, grandchildren and most of all her great-grandchildren. They always made her smile. She had a love for the arts, was a member of the Fine Arts Museum and also held season tickets to the ballet, symphony and many theater arts societies. An accomplished artist of her own, her family enjoys many paintings and needle work projects she completed over the years. Fondly remembered and loved by many friends she made in the Quincy YMCA, CIA of South Boston and Glastonbury Abby in Hingham. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 in the chapel at Glastonbury Abby, 16 Hull St., Hingham, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Glastonbury Abby.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 17, 2013