August 15, 1947 - November 25, 2013

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Obituaries » MICHAEL D. POWERS

POWERS, MICHAEL DUANE, 66, of Worcester, died November 25 at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Montpelier on Aug. 15, 1947, the son of Glenn and Jeanne (Cook) Powers. He attended grade schools in Middlesex and Worcester and graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1965. On June 8, 1968, he married Mary Ann Knapp, of Worcester, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier. Mike served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War aboard the USS Ranger, where he received several awards as an aviation ordinance specialist. He was honorably discharged in September of 1970. He worked for many years at A.D. Sanel Auto Parts Store in Morrisville, from which he retired in 2010 due to illness. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9653 in Morrisville and a former member of the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed playing the guitar in local bands, hunting, fishing, throwing horseshoes, country music and working on cars. He was an avid fan of Waylon Jennings and the New York Yankees. He most enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Powers, of Worcester; their children and their spouses, Shawn Powers and wife Bobbie Jo, of Worcester, Christopher Powers and wife Luanne, of Barre, and Thomas “TJ” Powers and companion Kim Perrigo, of East Barre; eight grandchildren; sister Glenda Delle and husband, Lanny, of York, Pa.; brothers Roy Pecor, of Connecticut, William Pecor, of North Carolina, Timothy Pecor, of Monkton; devoted sisters-in-law Sharon Pecor, of Connecticut, and Judy Knapp, of Worcester; aunts Carolyn Powers and Ethel Lacillade; several nieces and nephews and cousins, including Glenn French and his wife, Donna, who were by his side at the time of his passing. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Thomas Pecor; and his two best friends, Jerry Hale and Tom Walker.

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