North Andover, MA - Mark R. Powers, 74, longtime resident of Methuen, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at U-mass Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Mark was born on March 10, 1946, and was the son of Atwood V. Powers and Evelyn G. Powers of Williamsville, N.Y.
Mark graduated from Williamsville High School, class of 1964, in Williamsville, N.Y., and received his bachelor's degree in Education from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. He also obtained multiple master's degrees from Alfred University and University of Massachusetts-Lowell respectively. Mark had a passion for education where he spent 30-plus years working in the North Andover School System.
Mark survived by his former wife Rita E. Powers of Gardner, Mass.; his children, Jennifer A. Lambert of Athol, Mass.; Michael V. Powers of Leominster, Mass., and Elizabeth C. Powers of Hammond, La.; his sister-in-law Jean Powers; and nephew Scott G. Powers, both of Tucson, Ariz. He also survived by his four grandchildren, Rachel N. Nelson of Athol, Mass., Christopher J. Nelson of Houston, Texas, Alex N. Lambert of Gardner, Mass., and Jake W. Powers of Leominster, Mass. Lastly and most important, he survived by his two great-grandson's Izaiah and Eli Villanueva of Athol, Mass.
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