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James F. "Bun" Powers, Jr.

August 9, 1930 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 88)


James F. "Bun" Powers, Jr., age 88, passed away May 11th at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Boston, he was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston English High School.  He went on to earn a Bachelors in Accounting from Bentley University, a Bachelors in Business Administration from Northeastern and a JD from Suffolk Law School.  Jim served proudly in the United States Marine Corp and the United States Army.  He operated a private law practice for over 30 years and also worked as a Financial Credit Manager for Boston Edison.  He was a member of the American Bar Assn and St. Mark’s Holy Name Society. 

Beloved husband of Ann M. (Reardon).  Father of James M. Powers of Dorchester, George G. Powers and his wife Yumi of Charlestown, Ann M. Powers of Plymouth, Gerard J. Powers and his wife Lynne of Quincy, Teresa A. Bennett and her husband Robert of Dorchester, Patricia A. Schneider and her husband Mark of Plymouth, Jacqueline A. O’Dwyer and her husband Michael of Dorchester, Peter J. Powers and his wife Lisa of Easton and Rosalind A. Kessel and her husband Kenneth of Plymouth.  Devoted son of the late James F. and Mary E. (Moran) Powers.  Brother of the late Marion Bare and Virginia MacCutcheon.  Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Wednesday from 3-7 pm.  Funeral Mass at St. Mark’s Church, Dorchester Thursday morning at 11.  Burial Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.  Veteran United States Marine Corp and United States Army.  Donations may be made in his memory to the Martin Richard Foundation, 1452 Dorchester Ave, 4th Floor, Dorchester, MA 02122 or at 

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 Service Program


May 15, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home
326 Granite Ave.
Milton, MA 02186

Funeral Mass
May 16, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Marks Parish
1725 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124

May 16, 2019

Cedar Grove Cemetery
920 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

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