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Alice M. Powers BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Alice M. Powers, 102, of School Street, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2019. She was born Alexandra Maria Woynar on Feb. 26, 1917, in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Andrew and Bernice (Niemczura) Woynar. A 1935 graduate of Bellows Falls High School, Mrs. Powers worked as a telephone operator in Bellows Falls for five years. On Oct. 27, 1941, she married Dr. Michael F. Powers at Sacred Heart Church in Bellows Falls. Dr. Powers predeceased her in January 1976. Survivors include three sons, Peter A. Powers and wife Jane of North Walpole, New Hampshire, Timothy M. Powers and wife Nancy of Bellows Falls, Michael D. Powers of Walpole, New Hampshire; and three daughters, Michele M. Koson and husband Peter of Alstead, New Hampshire, Jane M. Steuwe and husband David of Rockingham and Mary A. Powers of Bellows Falls. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Bernard and Stephen Woynar, and two sisters, Stella Belaski and Adeline Woynar. Mrs. Powers belonged to the Bellows Falls Women's Club for many years, performed in several of the club's skits or plays, and was a charter member of the Bellows Falls Historical Society. She also assisted various school and civic organizations as her children were growing up. She was a parishioner of St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls, member of the Catholic Daughters and choir member. Dedicated to her family, Mrs. Powers also enjoyed many friends and maintained a physically active lifestyle throughout her entire life. She particularly loved swimming in the Connecticut River in her youth; taking her children and cousins to the area swimming holes she remembered and to a family friend's cottage at the point of Herrick's Cove. In later years, she made an annual swim "to the island and back" at the family cottage on Lake Warren, New Hampshire, until her early-90s! For over 30 years, she regularly attended the adult swim at the Rockingham Recreation Center pool every summer. She volunteered at the Rockingham Recycling Center and also assisted at the Old Rockingham Meeting House during the summers. Proud of her Polish heritage and immigrant parents, she was an excellent cook and retained many fond memories of growing up and raising a family in the village of Bellows Falls, a place she loved her entire life. There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Cemetery, Westminster. Arrangements are in the care of Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home.

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