Richard F. Power
Power, Richard F., 85, Of Norwood and Chatham, formerly of Mission Hill, August 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Marie (Maguire) Power. Loving father of Siobhan Santisi and her husband Frank, Meredith Nichols and her husband Mark, and Jennifer Power and her husband Robert Litterer all of Westwood and Richard M. Power of Norwood. Devoted grandfather of Michael, Katherine, Monica, Caroline, Elena and Justin. Brother of Robert M. Power of Saipan and Ruth Campbell of Weymouth and the late Justin and Leo Power, Mary Lou Brennan and Margaret J. Shea. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Devoted son of the late Justin “Ducky” and Marion (Brannelly) Power.
A summer resident since 1962, Richard looked forward to returning to Chatham every year and was often found clamming at Buck’s Creek, Stage Harbor or Ridgevale. Richard cherished spending time with family and friends in his beloved second home and often repeated one of his favorite bumper stickers, “If you’re in a hurry, you don’t belong in Chatham.”
A graduate of Boston College, Class of 1953, Richard received his Master’s Degree from Boston State College and his CAGS from Boston University. Late teacher, administrator and basketball coach at Randolph High School, Mission High School and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. Late Veteran U.S. Army Korean Conflict. Late Member of the Mission Hill Post #327 and the Boston Lodge of Elks, West Roxbury.
The Power family would like to thank Dr. Ajay K. Singh of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for his kindness and expertise in caring for Richard. Remembrances in memory of Richard may be made to the Mission Grammar School, 94 St. Alphonsus St., Boston, MA 02120. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, September 1st at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help “The Mission Church”.