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Margaret Lillian Powers

December 17, 1924 - January 25, 2019

Visitation: Thursday, January 31st 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

Funeral Mass: Friday, February 1st 10:30 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton

Burial: Following mass at Greenlawn Cemetery, 57 Orne St. Salem, MA

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Margaret Lillian (Shea) Powers, 94, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Louise (Craven) and Bartholomew Shea. She was the wife of the late Charles George Powers.

Margaret was born, raised and married in Salem, where she lived until 1965. She was a graduate of Salem Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at Salem Hospital, Milford Hospital, and Milford Medical Home. She was active in the Hopkinton Senior Center and took pleasure in her gardens, in playing cards, and at her backyard pool. She loved her family and her many friends.

She is survived by 6 children, Elizabeth Pavia and her husband, Robert, Charles Powers Jr. and his wife, June, Nancy Shyer, Philip Powers and his wife, Margaret, Maryann Auty and her husband, Alfred, and David Powers and his wife, Michelle. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her daughter, Susan Powers and her sisters, Ellen Callahan, Elizabeth Shea, Mary GoldKamp, and Jane Simmons.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Citizens, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.