HOULTON - Muriel E. (Fortier) Powers 88, passed away Jan. 29, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. She was born Jan. 20, 1927 in Houlton, the daughter of James and Viola (Jameson) Fortier.
Muriel was a communicant of Saint Mary of the Visitation Church and was very strong in her faith. She met and married Frederick L. Powers, Sr. on Oct. 6, 1941. Muriel was employed at the S&H Stamp store and was a secretary for the St. Mary's school and Adult Ed at Houlton High School. She enjoyed square dancing, working side by side with her husband Fred at suppers and dances at the Knights of Columbus and crocheting.
Muriel is survived by her children Frederick L. Powers, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Bakersfield, CA, Rellon Powers and his wife Wanda of Martinsburg, WV, Michael Powers of Houlton, Daniel Powers and his wife Nancy of Presque Isle, Mary (Powers) Williamson and her husband Dana of Houlton; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; her sister Jean Merritt and her husband Doug of Houlton; several nieces and nephews; her special life long friend Jeanette Moore. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Frederick L. Powers, Sr., two sons Paul and William, two daughters-in-law Charlotte Powers and Alfreda "Freddy" Powers, grandson Duane, two brothers Charles H. Fortier and Raymond Fortier. The family wishes to thank the staff of Madigan House, Madigan Estates Health Care Facility, Hospice of Aroostook and Dr. Abouleish for their wonderful care of our mom.
Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 7 9:00AM until the time of departure 10:45AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 7 11:00AM at Saint Mary of the Visitation Church with Rev. David Raymond celebrant. Spring interment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Muriel's memory payable to the Saint Mary of the Visitation Church or the charity of one's choice c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com