Rose Marie Powers, 77, of Palm Bay, FL passed away peacefully Tuesday July 2, 2013. A native of Elmira, New York, Rose moved to Florida in 1991 from New York. Rose spent most of her working years as an instructional aid for the Elmira school system. Rose was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and spent her free time volunteering at Oakwood Villas as a remedial reading teacher.
Rose is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Powers of Palm Bay; two sons: Robert Thomas (Linda) Powers of Melbourne, FL, and Christopher (Jan) Powers of Ohio; six grandchildren: Kelli Ann Price, Brian Powers, Timothy Powers, Kristen Tremblay, Keri Bednarski, and John J. Powers; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Friday July 5, 2013 from 9am at Fountainhead Funeral Home with a funeral mass to follow at 10AM at St Joseph Catholic Church in Palm Bay, Florida.