Ruth A. (Schenker) Powers

Born: Fri., Dec. 4, 1942
Died: Tue., Apr. 9, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

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Whitinsville- Ruth A. (Schenker) Powers, 76, formerly of Colonial Dr. died Tues. April 9, 2019 at UMass University Campus in Worcester, after a long battle with dementia. Her loving family was by her side.
    She is survived by her 3 children, Geoffrey D. Powers of Coventry, RI, Donna J. Duda and her husband Jerry of Uxbridge, and Joanne L. Powers of Worcester; 7 grandchildren, Geoffrey Powers Jr., Nicole Powers, Katheryn Powers, and Michelle Powers, David Powers, Samantha Devine, and Kali Clouette; 3 great-grandchildren Aden Gould, Joseph Green, and Nathan Devine; a sister Beverly Picard and her husband Richard of Ormond Beach FL; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her companion Peter Green and was sister of the late Carla Schenker, Paula Hochard, Muriel “Sue” Roche, and Judith Hall. Born in Worcester, MA on Dec. 4, 1942 she lived in Whitinsville, Grafton and Uxbridge. She had been a resident at Beaumont in Northborough the past 4 years.

    Mrs. Powers worked for the former GE-Timex Co. in Ashland, the Johnson and Johnson Co. in Northborough and for McNeil Engineering Co. in Sutton many years. A graduate of Northbridge High School, Class of 1959, she was good with her hands and liked making jewelry. Ruth was raised on a farm and she loved horses, gardening, and planting flowers, and country music. She was a longtime member of the Country Music Assoc.

    Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sat. April 20, 2019 at 11 am in Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville. Cremation burial in Pine Grove Cemetery in Grafton will be at the family’s convenience. A calling hour at the funeral home will be held Sat. April 20 from 10 to 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit

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