Geneva E. (Spinney) Powers


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Gloucester - Geneva E. (Spinney) Powers, 101, of Gloucester, passed away Tuesday morning, June 4, 2019 at the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert K. Powers.
Born in Gloucester, daughter of the late Lovett E. and Bertha M. (Cahoon) Spinney. She was raised and educated in Gloucester.
Geneva worked as a packer at LePage's prior to being a homemaker and raising her family. She returned to the work force as a bookkeeper for the former Rocky Neck Yacht and Vessel Corporation and the Hall Brothers Company. Geneva retired in 1977 to care for her ailing husband Robert. She was also a former resident of Gloucester Avenue for many years until she moved to Rockport in 1988.
Geneva was a lover of all animals and had a great fondness for cats, which she always had in her life. She also was involved with each of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren as well. She liked to travel and go camping with the family. She like to play cards and word games and make puzzles, especially with her sister. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding her bicycle to Manchester to go horseback riding with her cousins. She enjoyed life and all those involved in her life enjoyed her as well.
Surviving her are two daughters, Charlene M. Peterson and her husband Pete of Gloucester and Gail R. Vicari of Gloucester; one son, Jeffrey C. Powers and his wife Patricia of Gloucester; six grandchildren, Alice G. Ciaramitaro, Barry Peterson, Cory Peterson, Shaun Powers and his wife Debbie, Jason Powers and his wife Melissa and Robert Vicari and his wife Amy; 11 great-grandchildren, Felicia Wager and her husband Ethan, Kayla Ferrara, Lucas Peterson, Alyssa Peterson, Caitlin Powers, Briana Powers, Cali Powers, Cameron Powers, Noah Vicari, Vincenzo Ciaramitaro and Megan E. Vicari, one sister-in-law, Agnes Spinney and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one sister, Mildred Franks, one brother, L. Eldridge Spinney Jr., one granddaughter, Kimberly Powers, one brother-in-law, Frederick Franks and one sister-in-law, Marie Adiletto.
Her funeral service and interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Geneva's name may be made to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930, Day By Day Adult Day Care, 4 Blackburn Center, Suite R, Gloucester, MA 01930, or Friends of Seacoast, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester.
Published on June 10, 2019
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Penny (Dulong)) Sinclair
Jun 08, 2019
I have fond memories of your mom, my mother and Edith playing cards in their later years. Your mother was a lovely lady, so glad you had her for so long
Roberta "Bobbie" Daniels
Jun 08, 2019
Charlene, Jeffrey and Gail, and family: As my family, Wendy, Jo Ann and I, are now sharing our cherished memories of Geneva, please know that we are also saddened by her passing and the reality of life's inevitabilities. She was a kind and caring person, generous of spirit, with a cheerful and positive outlook on life that was a welcome support to our family. I hope she and my mother are having a fun-filled card game right now, and I hope that knowing that others share in your grief brings some comfort to you at this sad time. Love to all, Bobbie.