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Powers, William "Billy", of Brockton,

passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of March 5th 2017, at the age of 78 years. Born and raised in Boston, Billy enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country as a medic. After an honorable discharge, he worked at various jobs.

For the first fifteen years, he was employed at Lampert's Beef and Bertolino Beef, both of Boston, cleaning the meat houses and as a meat cutter. He was also self-employed as a clam digger for some time until he acquired a position at his brother's company, Easton Concrete Cutting & Drilling, Easton, MA where he worked for over 30 years until his retirement.

Billy enjoyed spending his leisure time fishing and boating, and especially loved celebrating life in large family gatherings where he shared his renowned cooking, and by vacationing on Old Orchard Beach and the Belgrade Lakes Region in Maine. He will be remembered for his cooking talent, his sharp witted humor, his boisterous laughter, and most especially, his enormous heart.

Billy is survived by his devoted wife, Jeanne M Powers, and was a loving father of six children, namely, John Powers, Susan (Clark) Powers, Robert Powers, Michael Powers, Dianne (Hardin) Powers, and Marnie Powers. He is the loving brother of the late Mary (Roos) Powers, Robert Powers, and Anthony "Butch" Powers. Billy is survived by his sisters, Dorothy (Jordan) Powers, Catherine (Doherty) Powers, Rose (Cooke) Powers, Bernadette (Sample) Powers, and Patricia (Riley) Powers. Brother-in-law to Donna Tempesta, Veronica Powers, Maureen Powers, Paul Doherty, and Michael Sample. He was a devoted grandfather to the late William "Billy" Clark, and Deana Powers and brother-in-law of the late Hubbard Jordan, Albert Roos, Stephen Cook and Vincent Tempesta. He is also survived by his twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many other family members, nieces, and nephews.

A wake will be held at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) South Easton, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA. Military honors will follow. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 920 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA at a later date. For directions or condolences visit

Billy will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him.

Upcoming Funeral Services
Military Honors will follow the Mass

Holy Cross Church

225 Purchase Street Easton, MA 02375
(508) 238-2235