Judith Baran Powers passed away early Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021, after a valiant effort fighting the rare disease that had come to claim her. Those who knew her will remember her as artistic, giving, empathetic, family oriented, and passionately proud of her children and grandchildren.
Judy was born in Auburn in September of 1944 and married Richard Powers in September, 1966. The next year Kenny joined the family and a few years later, Michele. While her family was young, Judy worked for a handful of employers and she eventually found a home as the assistant controller at Wells College, where she proudly completed her bachelor’s degree.
In retirement Judy spent time on her crafts, attending quilting events and traveling across the country with Dick and their camper. They often visited with family, friends (both US & Canadian) and spent a handful of winters in Florida.
While she has certainly been reunited with her parents Bill and Sophie Baran, she will sadly be leaving behind her husband of 54 years Richard Powers, son and wife: Ken and Lynn Powers, and daughter and husband: Michele and John Stebbins, and grandchildren: Courtney, Kyle, Matt, Ben, and Emma and her sisters: Mary Joyce Mazzeo and Sue Nangle.
Judy loved her family and friends beyond expression. She will be sorely missed, but her presence will continue to be felt by those who knew and loved her.
Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered at 10:00am, Monday, May 3, 2021 in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday evening from 6 to 8pm in the White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South Street, Auburn.
If you would like to make a donation in Judy's name, please give to the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry, Auburn, NY.
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