Obituary: Barbara J. Powers, 57

Barbara J. Powers, 57, of Southborough died on Sunday April 7, 2013, at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham after a short illness.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Nancy (DeLucia) Powers of Southborough and the late James J. Powers, who passed away in 1999.

Barbara was a 1973 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School and received her bachelors degree in 1977 from the University of Vermont. For over 28 years she worked for Comdex and retired as the Vice President of Operation. After her retirement she was very active with the Brain Science Foundation of Wellesley, organizing golf tournaments and other fund raising events. Barbara was an avid golfer and Boston sports fan. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She especially cherished her time with her niece and two nephews. Barbara was a very kindhearted, fun loving, generous person, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister Kathleen Haley and her husband Steven of Dover and their children, Matthew, Courtney and Christopher Haley; two aunts, Jacquelyn Beale of Meriden, CT; Joan Murphy and her husband Jim of FL and several cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, (Rte 30) Southborough. A Mass of resurrection will be held on Friday, April 12, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, (Rte 30) Southborough, followed by a burial at Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Brain Science Foundation, 148 Linden St. #303, Wellesley, MA 02482, To leave words of condolence to the family , please visit

(Obituary courtesy of Morris Funeral Home)

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Jessica Devine
11 years ago

Barbara was my neighbor and I miss her already. She was a friendly, kind, and warm person whom everyone liked. She and I often chatted about gardening as my girls played with her beloved dog, Pippi. We’re so sad she’s gone and she will be truly missed.

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