Mary C. Powers, age 85, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, died peacefully on April 24, 2016. Born on November 17, 1930, in Buffalo, NY, to Alice and James Chestnut, who preceded her in death, Mary was the beloved wife of the late Donald Powers and cherished mother of her seven children. She is survived by her devoted children, Margaret Powers (Donald Archer) of Santa Clara, CA, Kathleen (William) Raaf of Westminster, CO, Elizabeth Powers of Amherst, MA, Donald Powers, Jr. of Oak Park, IL, James (Catherine) Powers of Lakeland, FL, Moira (Gregory) Smith of Colorado Springs, CO, and Hugh Powers of Winter Park, FL; her loving grandchildren, Amy (Quinton) Overbay, Ryan Powers, Caleb Smith, Stephanie Powers, and Kylie Smith; her siblings, Margaret Fasano of Northbrook, IL, James (Donna) Chestnut of Homewood, IL, Anne (James) Weber of Springville, UT, Paul (Marijane) Chestnut of Palo Alto, CA, and John (Maureen) Chestnut of Phoenix, AZ; her many nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond; her dear friend and companion George Wells of New Smyrna Beach, FL; and a host of friends. All will miss her greatly.
A funeral Mass will held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 998 Father Donlon Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Mary’s memory to Catholic Charities of Central Florida, 1819 N. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807, or online at www.cflcc.org are appreciated.