Patrick L. ‘Pat’ Powers

Patrick L. "Pat" Powers, 67, of Hudson, New Hampshire, died Monday, April 4, 2016 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 27, 1948 to the late Llewellyn and the late Anna (Upton) Powers and was raised in East Hartford. He attended East Hartford schools and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. He visited New Hampshire many times with his beloved friends Raymond and Germaine Beaulieu who introduced him, on a blind date, to his future wife Phyllis Briere.

Before disability forced his retirement, Pat was employed at Fletcher Granite in Westford, Massachusetts for over 20 years and previously over 10 years at Kollsman Instrument in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Pat had many interests throughout his life. He loved to travel and followed many NASCAR and dirt track racing throughout the United States. He was an avid collector of model trains and enjoyed rail fanning. He was most satisfied working in his yard. He hauled and built fieldstone walls, outlined his gardens in granite paving blocks and his favorite to plant were rhododendrons and daylilies.

Pat is survived by his wife of 43 years, Phyllis (Briere) Powers; his much loved brother Michael Powers and his wife Anita of Coventry, CT; his sister Sharon Powers of Eastford, CT; his two cherished nieces Michele Swanson and her husband Jeff of Enfield, CT and Jamie Briere of Exeter, NH; two nephews David Powers and his wife Michelle of Coventry, CT and William Briere of Pelham, NH that held special places in his heart; his father-in-law Robert Briere of Hudson, NH who meant the world to him; brother-in-law Michael Briere and his wife Vanessa of Pelham, NH; his beloved cousin Kevin McFarlane and his wife Anica of Westminster, CO; and several
godchildren.

He also leaves many friends he regarded as his family.

Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM, NH from 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in PELHAM at 10 o’clock. Burial at the Gibson Cemetery in Pelham. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Home Health & Hospice, Attn: Development Dept., 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.