Alfreda's Story

HOULTON - Alfreda "Freddy" W. Powers, 62, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 27, 1952, at Brunswick, the daughter of Gerald S. and E. Ethel (Smith) Woodward.

Freddy attended schools in Brunswick and graduated from Brunswick High School, Class of 1970. She graduated from the University of Maine, Presque Isle in 1974 with a teaching degree. Freddy started her teaching career in Hodgdon schools then transferred to Houlton school system, retiring after 37 years. Freddy was a communicant of Saint Mary of the Visitation Church. She met and married Michael W. Powers on Aug. 3, 1974 and they enjoyed 40 years together. Freddy volunteered with Mike at the Houlton Lodge of Elks working on suppers. She enjoyed camping at Birch Point and reading a good book. Freddy was selfless, always thinking of others first. She loved spending time with family. Freddy lived for summers but was always ready to see her students in the fall.

Freddy is survived by her husband Michael W. Powers, Sr. of Houlton; two sons Michael W. Powers, Jr. and his fiancé Jen of Etna, Matthew W. Powers and his wife Abby of Bridgewater; her sisters Virginia Blodgett of Bowdoinham, Sarah Easler of Hampden and Brooksville, FL, Linda Shearer of Little Sioux, IA; mother-in-law Muriel Powers of Houlton; her uncle Eugene Smith of Brunswick; her aunt Jane Young of Boothbay Harbor; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents L. Winfield Smith and Catherine Smith, Samuel Woodward and Alfreda Powers Woodward; her parents Gerald S. Woodward and E. Ethel Woodward, uncles L. Winfield Smith, Wiflred J. Roy and William C. Young; aunts Melinda Roy and Mae Smith; brother-in-law Wendell Easler and father-in-law Frederick L. Powers, Sr.

Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home Saturday 9:00AM to 10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 11:00AM at Saint Mary of the Visitation Church with Rev. David Raymond celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Freddy's memory to the Ark Animal Sanctuary or the Maine Childrens Cancer Fund c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
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