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Joseph Daniel Powers

Joseph Daniel Powers, 63, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 26th, 2020 at his home. 

Joe was born in Medford, MA on June 8, 1957, son of Joseph John Strano Sr., and Barbara A. Hughes. He completed his schooling in the Lexington public school system, and then went on to join the United States Marine Corps. Following honorable discharge from the Marines, he spent some time in the Keys working on a clam boat and living his best life. He eventually made his way back home to Massachusetts, where he would work for various automotive shops in the area,  later becoming owner of his towing company, Powers Towing out of Townsend, MA. 

He worked hard and did everything he could for his family, never taking the easy way out of any problem he faced. He also knew how to have fun and get a laugh out of anyone with his quirky, quick-witted sense of humor. He gave the best bear hugs and though he could be a real Gemini sometimes, he always let you know how loved you were. He also loved watching documentaries on Bigfoot ("it's a true story, ya know").  In his parting, he's left his children lessons of perseverance, hard work, the proper mixture of a good rum and coke, and how to hold a flashlight the right way. Christmas was his absolute favorite holiday, so it's only fitting that he held on for the last one, even if it was in 2020. 

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Strano and Barbara Hughes, and his brother, Richard Strano. He is survived by his daughter, Rachael Powers and her partner Philip Smith of Portland, ME;  sons Jake Powers of Lowell, MA, Calais Powers of Nashua, NH; sister Linda Whiting and husband Tom Whiting of Lowell, MA;  sister-in-law Eui Soon Strano of Mansfield, MA; nephew Alexander Whiting of Lowell, MA; nieces Felicia Whiting of Lowell, MA, Jessica Strano of Cranston, RI, and Christine Strano of Mansfield, MA; long time best friend and caretaker Amy Cioffi of Corinth, ME and five grand-fur babies (none of which are dogs, much to his dismay).   

His burial will be held at a later date in the spring of 2021.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell MA  01854

Arrangements have been entrusted to O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

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