June Powell-Powers “Junebug” | Obituary

June Powell-Powers “Junebug”

March 10, 1929 – December 27, 2021. June Powers, former resident of Reading, Massachusetts (age 92), died December 27, 2021 in Port Charlotte, Florida. June was born March 10, 1929 in Melrose, Massachusetts, to Natalie and Harold Powell. She also had a brother, Robert Powell, and they grew up in Wakefield and Malden, Massachusetts. She attended Malden High School where her beautiful voice allowed her to sing in the school choir. After high school, June attended the Butera Art School in Boston. She was also a member of the Boston Ice Skate Club. In 1955 she married James “Wilson” Powers of Reading and had three children. In 1976 the family moved to Bowie, Maryland, where Wilson worked at NASA. Upon retirement from NASA, the family moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida. In Maryland and Florida, June was a golf and tennis apparel buyer at elite stores and loved interacting with customers. June’s beloved husband Wilson died in 1990. June continued to live in Tarpon Springs. A lifelong artist, June became a more serious art student and created many oil paintings, from portraits to seascapes. She was very fond of lighthouses and was an avid collector of seascape art. June leaves behind three loving children, Kathryne, James Jr. and April, as well as four wonderful grandchildren, Joshua, James, Natalie and Jason. Her family will miss Grandma June’s beautiful voice terribly. Memorial services are pending and will be held in Florida.

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