Colleen M. Powers, 60, was stricken ill and died in her home on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
She leaves her mother, Eleanor C. Powers of Millbury; two sisters: Deborah A. Powers of Millbury and Susan L. Powers of Dover, NH; a brother, Brian L. Powers of West Chatham; and her beloved tabby cat "Lady". She was predeceased in 1998 by her father, Leo F. Powers of Millbury.
Colleen was born in Worcester on May 8, 1961, and was raised in Millbury. She later lived in Nashua, NH, Ayer, North Brookfield, Athol and Ashburnham, before moving to Winchendon in 2017. She was a 1979 graduate of Millbury Memorial High School and earned an Associate in Science degree from Becker College in Worcester in 1995. In 1998, she earned a Microsoft Windows NT Administration Certification from Boston University.
Colleen was a senior lab IT engineer at Novartis in Cambridge where she had worked for eight years.
She enjoyed photography, computer gaming, software technology, gadgets of any kind, D.I.Y. projects, and trips to Maine.
Her funeral will be Saturday, August 21, from Turgeon Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Millbury, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. in St. Brigid's Catholic Church, 59 Main St., Millbury. Burial in Central Cemetery, Millbury, will follow the Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home, before the Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, 381R Baldwinville Rd., Templeton, MA 01468 (www.ahimsahaven.org).
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