LEICESTER — Robert P. Power, 87, of Cherry Valley, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 16.
He leaves his wife of 64 years, Gloria A. (Millette) Power, his sons Robert W. Power of Spencer and Christopher J. Power and his wife Justine of Cherry Valley, his daughter Michele B. Giroux and her husband Rodney of Spencer, six grandchildren; Amanda, Chelsea, Emily, Fahlin, Nathan and Nolan, and his great grandson Jordan, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a daughter Dorothea Power, a brother Francis Power, and sisters Charlotte Scavone and Bernice Power.
Bob belonged to the Teamster Local 170 and worked at New England Grocers in Northborough for many years, retiring in 1994.
He was born in Worcester, the son of Frank and Mae (Quinlan) Power, graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School and then served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bob had been a member at the Cherry Valley American Legion Post 443, Leicester Knights of Columbus Council 4528 for more than 50 years and served as a 4th Degree Knight, one of the founding members of the Leicester Rod & Gun Club, a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 124, and a parishioner of St. Joseph-St. Pius X Parish. He was a dedicated family man and a lover of the great outdoors.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, August 21 from the Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, 1161 Main St., Leicester. A calling hour will precede the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Leicester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans, Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.