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Robert William Powers

October 18, 1938 - October 6, 2009
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Brunswick-Robert W. Powers. 70, of Franklin Parkway died Tuesday, October 6 at Mid Coast Hospital. He was born in Boston, MA October 18, 1938 the son of John and Margaret McPhee Powers.
Robert grew up and was educated in the Dorchester schools and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on November 6, 1956 where he served honorably as a Lance Corporal until his discharge on November 6, 1959. While in the corps, he was very proud to serve as a mechanic on a helicopter crew and he enjoyed traveling and seeing new places.
On May 24, 1960 he married Jeanne Soucy and raised a family in the Brunswick area. In the early 1970’s he went to work as an insulator for Bath Iron Works, retiring after 25 years of service. He later became a Medical Courier for 7 years, a job in which he made special connections with his clients. He loved all the people he worked for and they loved him.
In 2006 and 2008, he traveled to New Zealand with his daughter, Logan. He enjoyed the trip so much; it was all he ever talked about. He always had a stack of photographs from the trip that he showed to clients and friends. He was especially fond of the Hobbit’s houses there, and found a special connection with the entire Lord of the Rings movies.
Robert was very knowledgeable in historical and political facts, and shared stories of his military service and his life experiences with family and friends. He enjoyed swimming at the Bath YMCA from time to time, and had been a league bowler at the Yankee Lanes.
Robert is survived by his wife Jeanne Powers of Brunswick, four daughters Logan Powers of Durham, Dawn Soucy of Brunswick, Darlene Temple and her husband Dennis of Bowdoinham, Darla Richardson and her husband Bill of Topsham, three brothers Michael Powers of Franklin NH, Colin Powers of MA, Jack Powers of Boston, MA, 2 sisters Celia Sorgman and Maureen Daniels both of Quincy, MA. Two grandsons Daniel Temple of Bowdoinham and Caleb Temple of Brunswick. A granddaughter Ashlie Richardson of Topsham. He is also survived by many special nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a son David Powers in November 1, 2007.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 6-8PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, 11AM at Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham with the Rev. Daniel Joyce officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to The Palliative Care Department, ATTN: Deb Alpern, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011.
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