John J. Powers

August 26, 1926 - August 17, 2011 

John J. Powers

August 26, 1926 - August 17, 2011 

Obituary for John J. Powers

Powers, John Joseph age 84 of Allendale passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. John was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, as the youngest of 6 children. In 1960, he married his sweetheart Providence and moved to Closter, where he raised his 3 children before moving to Allendale 5 years ago. He was a WW II Army Air Corp veteran. Before his retirement in 1991, John was the Director of the Bergen County CYO for 35 years. He was a parishioner of Church of Guardian Angel, Allendale, NJ and a former member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Closter where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. Surviving is his wife Providence (nee Fucarino) Powers of Allendale, his children, John J. Powers and his wife Bernadette of Harrington Park, NJ, Regina Guarnaccia and her husband Michael of Allendale, NJ and Christine Smith and her husband Robert of Waldwick. Also surviving are his 8 grandchildren, Brian, Caitlin, Brendan and Sean Powers, Matthew and Julia Guarnaccia, Erin and Lily Smith. Visiting Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Mass, Saturday 10 am at Church of the Guardian Angel, 320 Franklin Tpk. Allendale, NJ. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. Memorial Contributions to Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.

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