James Power

January 8, 2021

James Power
U.S. Veteran

US Army National Guard

James “Jim” Power- of Woburn, Friday, January 8th,  eighty five years of age. Beloved husband of fifty nine years to Josephine (Hanafin) Power. Devoted father of John Power his wife Eileen of Burlington, Joann Corbelle of Woburn, Jim Power his wife Ellen of Billerica, Jean Paquette her husband David of Dracut, Joe Power his wife Kim of Woburn, Jeff Power his wife Stacey of Woburn, and Jason Power of Woburn. Dear brother of John Power his wife Mary of Ireland, Celine Morrisey her husband Roger, Ida Power of England, Chris Power and his wife Anna of Somerville, Joe Power and his wife Mary of Woburn and the late Patrick Power, Dennis Power, Mary Faiferlick, Ellen Curtin, Josephine Auclair.Cherished “Grampy” of Shawn Power and his wife Corinne, Megan Power, James and Gwendolyn Power, Christopher Corbelle, Lily and Kelsey Power, Riley and Shane Power. Great grandfather of Natalie Power.  A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, Wednesday, January 13th, at 10a.m. Please note, Mass is limited to 100 people, however, the Mass will be available on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook page. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to: St. Francis House 39 Boylston St. Boston MA, 02116.

James “Jim” Power – passed away at his home, Friday evening, January 8th.  The beloved husband of Josephine (Hanafin) Power, Jim was eighty-five years of age.

Born in Ireland, Jim was one of eleven children born to the late John and Bridget (Normile) Power.  For close to sixty years, Jim and Josephine were devoted to each other and to the seven children, whom they brought into this world. 

A master carpenter through out the years Jim was dedicated to his craft.  A ” superb”  craftsman he did it all, did it well  and took great pride in his work.  He also charmed not only his home, but also the homes of his children with bookcases, tables and wooden creations that he made.

Jim loved the ocean and he and his family would  spend time enjoying the greatness of it.  Walks along the Marginal Way in Maine and Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, picnics and all, brought him great joy.  Weekend trips to the Irish Cottage was always a wonderful time!  The music, the food and the company, all to the delight of the Irish families, just celebrating their heritage all together.

Their home was the hub for all to come !  Holidays and all, the Power family were all together!  Sunday mornings Jim would cook a breakfast of bacon, eggs (done just the way you like), toast, hash and of course tea!  That one fry pan also cooked the steaks for dinner, much to the delight of a well done pallet.

A man of great faith, Jim was devoted to God and his St. Barbara Church.  He was very active in the many different aspects of  maintaining the church and its grounds.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he took great enjoyment in attending the many sporting events  and dance recitals of not only his children, but also of the grandchildren!  His smile was infectious, and once you met Jim, you knew him for life.  Jim was truly a fine, proud, gentleman from Ireland, who raised a beautiful family, took great pride in his life and always kept the faith.

Beloved husband of fifty nine years to Josephine (Hanafin) Power. Devoted father of John Power his wife Eileen of Burlington, Joann Corbelle of Woburn, Jim Power his wife Ellen of Billerica, Jean Paquette her husband David of Dracut, Joe Power his wife Kim of Woburn, Jeff Power his wife Stacey of Woburn, and Jason Power of Woburn. Dear brother of John Power his wife Mary of Ireland, Celine Morrisey her husband Roger, Ida Power of England, Chris Power and his wife Anna of Somerville, Joe Power and his wife Mary of Woburn and the late Patrick Power, Dennis Power, Mary Faiferlick, Ellen Curtin, Josephine Auclair.Cherished “Grampy” of Shawn Power and his wife Corinne, Megan Power, James and Gwendolyn Power, Christopher Corbelle, Lily and Kelsey Power, Riley and Shane Power. Great grandfather of Natalie Power. 

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, Wednesday, January 13th, at 10a.m. Please note, Mass is limited to 100 people, however, the Mass will be available on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook page. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to: St. Francis House 39 Boylston St. Boston MA, 02116.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, Wednesday, January 13th, at 10a.m. Please note, Mass is limited to 100 people, however, the Mass will be available on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook page. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to: St. Francis House 39 Boylston St. Boston MA, 02116.

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  1. My deepest condolences to the Power family on the loss of my beloved Uncle James.

    May you take sympathy in the knowledge that James was beloved by all who knew him, and how blessed you were to have him in your life.

    Your Mother and and Father were always great toward my parents, who loved them absolutely, as I do also.

  2. steven morganelli and family

    jim was a great guy always willing to help our prayers and thoughts are with the power family rest in peace big guy

  3. Jean O’Connor

    Jo and Family,
    My family and I are sorry to hear about the death of Jim. He was a wonderful man, their isn’t anything he couldn’t do. My late husband Fred would attend daily 9.am Mass, and after Mass their was a small group of them that would meet up after Mass to chat. He was a kind and caring friend. He had many friends whom loved him and the special friendship they all shared.
    Love and Prayers, Jean

  4. Breda & Kevin Ryan Dunedin, FL

    We were so sorry to hear of Uncle James passing. It feels not long ago I remember him playing rock & roll records in my house , I was 10 & he was around 25. I Remember him fondly, as my Rock & Role Uncle. He definitely influenced me, as 4 years later I was going nuts over the Beatles in America.
    I was very excited when he and Josie got married both were so kind and loving to me as a little kid, how very lucky I was.
    So our condolences to My Loving Aunt Josie and to my cousins John, Jim, Joe, Jason, Jeff, Joann & Jean.
    May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face…
    Love you all Breda & Kevin Ryan Lisa & Brian Smith

  5. God bless his gentle soul. We say in Armenian “Asdvadz hokin lousavore “ which means “May God enlighten his soul” May you all find peace knowing he is also at peace

  6. Power Clan,

    To Jose and our cousins we are sending our prayers and strength during this difficult time. James was a great man to his core.
    Power Strong

    The Kirwans
    Gilmanton,NH

  7. Charlie Culhane

    Power family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

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