In Memoriam – Barbara Powers – The Brain Science Foundation

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Barbara J. PowersThe Brain Science Foundation is deeply saddened by the loss of Barbara J. Powers, sister of BSF Co-Founder Kathy Haley. Barbara was a tremendous supporter of the Brain Science Foundation since its inception. She was a lovely, cheerful person who brought a lot of smiles and laughter to the world. She will be deeply missed.

Barbara J. Powers, 57, of Southborough died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham after a short illness.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Nancy (DeLucia) Powers of Southborough and the late James J. Powers, who passed away in 1999.

Barbara was a 1973 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School and received her bachelor’s degree in 1977 from the University of Vermont.  For over 28 years she worked for Comdex and retired as the Vice President of Operations. After her retirement she was very active with the Brain Science Foundation of Wellesley, organizing golf tournaments and other fund raising events. Barbara was an avid golfer and Boston sports fan. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She especially cherished her time with her niece and two nephews. Barbara was a very kindhearted, fun loving, generous person, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister Kathleen Haley and her husband Steven of Dover and their children, Matthew, Courtney and Christopher Haley; two aunts, Jacquelyn Beale of Meriden, CT; Joan Murphy and her husband Jim of FL and several cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, (Rte 30) Southborough.

A Mass of resurrection will be held on Friday, April 12, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road (Rte 30), Southborough, followed by a burial at Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Brain Science Foundation, PO BOX 812701, Wellesley, MA 02482,

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