Catherine (Hogan) Powers, 98, Kindergarten Teacher

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ASHLAND – Catherine G. (Hogan) Powers, 98, died peacefully on Sunday, March 21, 2021 after a full life sharing her memories and knowledge of history.

Kay was born in Schenectady, NY on January 22, 1923 to John and Grace (Fitzgerald) Hogan.   

The family moved to Ashland in 1931 where she lived most of her life.  She graduated from Worcester State College in 1948 with a degree in Elementary Education. 

She went on to teach kindergarten in the Needham Public Schools and then at Little Folk Farm in Framingham and Ashland.

Kay met Francis Powers, the love of her life, through friends and they were married in 1952.  She was the loving mother of John (Karen) of Silver Spring, MD, Thomas of Mechanicsburg, PA, Ellen Beals (Paul) of Oviedo, FL, and Catherine Chase (John) of Barre.  She was grandmother to nine grandchildren and great-grandmother to seven great-grandchildren and leaves many nieces and nephews who were so special to her. She was predeceased by her husband Francis Powers and her sister Marie Cahoon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 54 Esty Street in Ashland, on Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. with burial to follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland.

Arrangements by Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland.


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