Obituary: Mary Power

Mary M. [Cradock] Power, 84, died peacefully on April 1, surrounded by her loving children. 
Recently from Pembroke and previously from Hull, Mrs. Power was raised in Jamaica Plain. She attended Mission Church High School, where she met the love of her life, John “Beaver” Power. Together they built and shared a wonderful life centered around their dear family and friends. 
While she enjoyed several years working at Talbot’s, Mrs. Power’s life was devoted to raising her seven children and supporting her beloved family. Seeing and bringing out the best in others, she led her life with kindness, generosity, and love. With her contagious smile, a heart of gold, and an abundance of Irish hospitality, she leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories of gatherings over the years filled with food, songs, and laughter. 
Mrs. Power’s spirit and love will be carried on by her seven children and their partners: Pat and Neil Donovan of Bethel, ME, Jackie and Mary Power of Salem, NH, Chrissie and Eddie Straughn of Cohasset, Michael and Colleen Power of West Roxbury, Suey Power of Hull, Brian and Joan Power of Scituate, and Jay Power of Hingham. “Nana” leaves behind and will always be in the hearts of her 21 grandchildren and soon-to-be seven great-grandchildren. 
Predeceased by her sister, Patsy Perry, Mrs. Power leaves siblings Helen and Pat Doherty, Christine (and the late Jim) Tracey, Jim and Jean Cradock, Jack “Butchie” and Suzy Cradock; brother in-law Ronnie Perry; and many nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.
Mrs. Power’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Thecla Church, 145 Washington St. in Pembroke. Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Bridge on the Charles Assisted Living/Memory Care Unit, 1200 Centre St., Boston MA 02131 or by visiting the website at