Frank M. Powers Sr., 81, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 30, in Miami, Fla. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Lorraine T. (Haley) Powers. Born, raised and educated in Cambridge, he was a resident of Stoughton for 50 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Powers was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17 in Dorchester and was a past member of the Greater Boston/Norwood Homing Pigeon Club. He was an active member of the Miami Elks Lodge # 948 and the Randolph Elks. He was also a member of the Royal Caribbean International Crown & Anchor Society. An avid collector of antique cars, he will be remembered as devoting his life to his family. His family is his legacy. Mr. Powers was the charming, handsome, sometimes stubborn, but always adored father, mentor and friend of 6 children; Darlene M. Donnelly and her loving friend Bob Lee of Lakeville, Linda Rodenbush and her husband Danny of Foxboro, Loretta J. Galanis and her husband Bob of Canton, Maureen Powers-Maiocco and her husband Steven of N.Y., Frank M. Powers Jr. and his wife Sandra of N.H. and Lorraine T. Paukner and her husband Robert of Stoughton. He was the loving fianc of Susan E. Myers of Miami, Fla. Mr. Powers was the respected, loving and coolest Pop to 17 grandchildren, David and Maureen Donnelly, Haley, DJ and Chip Rodenbush, James, Alexandra, Christopher and Victoria Galanis, Jimmy, Brittany, Kelsey, Frankie and John Powers and Michael, Amanda and Jack Paukner. He was Pop-Pop to Katie, Kallan, Haley and Jack. He was the adored father and grandfather to his Miami Family; Michelle, Gary, Emily and Gregory Walters, Gabrielle, Andy, Alexandra, Jonathan and William Helfgott and Danielle and Oliver Hoke. He was the brother of Eva Lane of Ohio and the late Wilfred, Robert, Wilton and John Powers and Marie Johnson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte.27), Stoughton on Tuesday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours was on Monday, May 5, from 4 - 8 p.m. Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in Franks memory may be made in honor of the care his great granddaughter Kallan Donnelly has received at Childrens Hospital by donating to Healing Little Hearts, PO Box 1535, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com. Farley Funeral Home (781) 344-2676
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 4 to May 11, 2014