Rev. James F. Power
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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.

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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 15, 2015.
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August 9, 2020
I think about Jim frequently. I find myself using some of his favorite lines including; You're a hot ticket! You're way ahead of me. Peace brother. We've not been here before. Jim helped me recognize when I was in a conversation that was asking more of me as a person.
Ken Rickson
August 8, 2020
As your anniversary is approaching I just wanted to know you are deeply missed still yo this day. Love and miss you Jim!
Janet Andrews
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March 21, 2020
Just found out about Father Jim's passing . I attended Salem State from 1971-73. Fr Jim was always at the games and at "The Grid". A real genuine person. Good to see Jim Grout's and Ken Rickson's notes. Rest in peace, Fr Jim.
Neil Rice
August 18, 2015
Bob Hinostro
August 18, 2015
Bob Hinostro
August 18, 2015
Bob Hinostro
August 17, 2015
You were such an amazing man that touched so many lives. So patient, laid back, and caring. I'll cherish the advice you've given me since my childhood. Rest in Peace, FP... You'll be forever missed but never forgotten!!
Kristi Mello
August 17, 2015
Rest in peace, Lois and Tom Kelly, Colin Kelly, Elizabeth, Chris, Matthew and Thomas Halloran.
August 17, 2015
You have touched and changed so many and will be missed greatly. Keep shining down on us all. Forever in our hearts. Love you Jim!
Janet Giannoccari
August 16, 2015
Rest in peace Uncle Jim
Jim, Terry and Brendan
Jim Haines
August 16, 2015
From your genealogy buddy and 4th cousin, rest in peace Jim. Marion Fennell Connolly
August 16, 2015
Many fond memories. Glad to have seen him again at our reunion meetings. My condolences to his family and close friends.
Pasquale Barletta
August 15, 2015
One of my favorites.
August 15, 2015
Bill Quealy
August 15, 2015
With deepest sympathy from his classmates of St John Seminary Class of 1962. May he rest in peace. Don Morency, Class Secretary
Donald Morency
August 15, 2015
A quiet serious classmate. With a good sense of humor, a pleasant personality, a ready smile. He has our sincere prayers for the peace he now enjoys. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
August 15, 2015
Finally at peace

Jack and Barbara Haines
Jack and Barbara Haines
August 15, 2015
Jim Power was a man of grace and peace who touched the lives of so many in ways that lasted a lifetime. We are all better people for having known him. - Jim Grout
August 14, 2015
Uncle Jim, Rest in Peace. Laurie and Jack O'Brien
Laurie O'Brien
August 14, 2015
Jim and I were great friends. Jim was young at heart. He was a gifted spiritual counselor.
Ken Rickson
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