Carl Powers, age 63, of Hanover passed away suddenly yet peacefully in his sleep on July 14, 2016. Carl graduated Weymouth High in 1971 and immediately got involved working with the Weymouth Recreation Department where he met his wife of 34 years, Joanne (Duffy). They soon got married and settled in Hanover where they started and raised a family. While working part time with the Recreation Dept. Carl worked as a supervisor at AAA for 10 years before getting offered a full time position with the Recreation Dept. in Weymouth in 2001, a job that he loved and was dedicated to which was always evident most especially in the summers. Carl considered himself lucky to have a career that he enjoyed so much. His colleagues admit, with confidence, that Carl was an integral part of the success of the Recreation Dept. and the success of those who went through the program. Although Carl enjoyed his work, he lived for his four children and was a family man who always managed to carve out time to be there for them. He enjoyed his family vacations to Cape Cod and, without a doubt, the Boston Celtics have lost one of their biggest fans. Carl was full of spirit, kindness, and love. These traits will be sorely missed by this entire community but most certainly, never forgotten.
Carl is survived by his beloved wife Joanne Powers (Duffy) of Hanover, his loving children David Powers of Somerville, and Brian, Craig, and Sarah Powers all of Hanover, his sister Janice Murray of Weymouth, and his brother Ken Powers of Sheffield, MA. Carl is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours for Carl on Sunday July 17, 2016 from 2-6PM in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) Weymouth, MA. Relatives and friends will gather for a funeral service in honor of Carl at the Old South Union Church located at 25 Columbian St. S. Weymouth, MA Monday morning at 10AM. Donations may be made in memory of Carl to the Carl Powers Memorial Fund C/O Weymouth Bank at 744 Broad St. Weymouth, MA 02189. If you would like to leave a message for the family please click on the candle.