Rev. James F. Power, of Charlestown, passed away August 14, 2015 at the age of 85. Born in South Boston and a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School. Loving son of the late John J. and Agnes R. (McGrath) Power. Served his country in the Army during the Korean War, graduated from Boston College and entered the seminary. James was ordained in 1962 and assigned to St. Mary of the Assumption, Revere. Later assignments included St. Peter's in Plymouth and Star of the Sea in Marblehead. During his time in Marblehead he served as Campus Minister at Salem State University. Also during this time he completed studies toward his Masters and Doctorate degrees at Boston College, later becoming the pastor of St. Francis Church in Dracut and ended his service at St. James the Great in Wellesley. Loving brother of Robert Power of Braintree, the late Madelyn Haines, Margaret ODonnell and Joseph Power. Brother in law of Patrick J. ODonnell of Quincy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He also had a special relationship with the Core family of Needham, Lee, his wife Eliza and their children Micah and Anderson James. Visiting hours in the OBrien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester St., South Boston, Monday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass in Gate of Heaven Church, 615 East Fourth St., South Boston, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend all services. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice
in memory of Rev. James F. Power.