George E. Power Jr., 71, a resident of Easton for the past 33 years, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle while walking his dog Lucky who also died. He was the husband of Christine J. (LeBreton) Power for 33 years. Born in Norwood, April 25, 1942, a son of the late George E. and Kathleen (Willis) Power, he was raised in Stoughton and was a graduate of Boston College High School. He continued his education at Bentley College and was drafted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War serving as a Specialist 4th Class. Upon honorable discharge, he began working as a manager for Johnnys Texaco Station in Stoughton and later purchased the business and became the proprietor and operator for over 20 years. An avid softball player, he was a member of the Stoughton Softball League, a former member of the Stoughton Bowling League and the Stoughton Cribbage Club. He enjoyed greyhound racing. A devoted husband, father, brother and friend, George loved the company of his faithful dog Lucky. In addition to his wife Christine, he is survived by his adult children, Dr. Karlie A. Power of Miami, Fla., and Kyle R. Power of Charlestown; his sister, Dorothy Greene of Cohasset; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138), Easton. A funeral Mass was held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton. Interment with military honors followed in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 12:45 p.m. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Georges memory may be sent to the Wheaten Terrier Rescue, SWheat Rescues, P.O. Box 34463, North Kansas City, MO 64116. For directions or condolences, visit www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Easton Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, 2013