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CHARLTON – Walter S. Powell Jr., 83, of Stafford Street, died Thursday, September 7, 2017, in his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Judith M. (Hanscom) Powell who died in 2008. He is survived by three children, Susan L. Quinn and her husband Robert of Charlton, Stephen C. Powell and his wife Nancy of Sterling, and Jeffrey H. Powell and his wife Michelle of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; his sister, Phyllis Morcone and her husband Donald of Westboro; three grandchildren, Maura Jane Quinn, Daniel Quinn, and Sydney Powell; a great-grandson, Emanuel Rojas-Quinn; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, June Gum. He was born in Framingham, son of the late Walter and Viola (Sciarro) Powell, and lived in Hudson and Oxford before moving to Charlton earlier this year. He graduated from Natick High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Powell worked at Koehler Manufacturing in Marlboro for many years, retiring in 1994. He was Past Commander of the V.F.W. Post 5663 and a member of the American Legion Post 58, both in Oxford. He was a dedicated member of the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Burial will be private at a later date at North Cemetery in Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Paradis-Givner Funeral Home
357 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
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