POWERS, Patricia J. (McCarthy). Of Dorchester, "Savin Hill", died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on June 16, 2022.
Beloved wife of the late Robert P. "Elliot" Powers.
Loving mother of Rosemary J. Powers and her husband Robert Eastman of Dorchester, Trish C. Powers and her husband James "Jim" Alves of Braintree, Kevin R. and his wife Julie Powers of Peabody, Robert P. Powers of Dorchester, and Caroline Powers and her husband Brian Hearing of Falls Church, VA.
Cherished "Grandma" of Tierney Flaherty and her husband Dan Hoffer, Colm Flaherty and his fiancé Filippa Nilsson, Brendan, Kelli, Erin, and Tara Powers, and Rose and Eleanor "Ellie" Hearing.
Great-grandmother of Ronan Patrick Hoffer.
Daughter of the late Patrick J. and Rose E. (O'Donnell) McCarthy.
Dear sister of Rosemary and her husband David Gilmartin of Dorchester, and the late James P. McCarthy.
Sister-in-law of Mary McCarthy of Milton.
Loving member of the Mullane and Waggett families.
Pat is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Patricia's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish on Friday morning, June 24th at 10 A.M.
Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
Pat was a proud lifelong resident of Savin Hill and St. William's Parish. She graduated from Cathedral High School at the age of 16 and was a patient care assistant at St. Margaret's Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Hospital for 37 years. After retirement, she was a volunteer tour guide at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Dorchester, or the "EMK", as she affectionately referred to it.
Pat was an active member of the St. William's Grammar School PTA and assisted the band as a Band Mom. She was an avid tennis player, member of the St. William's bowling league, and loved Savin Hill beach. She was very involved in local civic affairs, and supported local politicians over the years, particularly Stephen Lynch, Jack Hart, Marty Walsh, and Deval Patrick. At the age of 60, she attended UMass Boston, taking continuing education courses.
Pat especially enjoyed travelling and dancing with her late husband, Elliot. She will be truly missed by her family as well as her many Savin Hill neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat's memory may be made to Cristo Rey Boston High School, 100 Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125.
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