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Robert "Bob" J. Powell

March 2, 1959 December 24, 2008
Robert "Bob" J. Powell
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St. Albans – Robert “Bob” J. Powell, 49, a resident of this area since 1993, passed away at his home Wednesday, December 24, 2008, after a brave one month battle with cancer. Born on March 2, 1959, in Yonkers, New York, Robert was the son of Elwood Powell and the late Teresa Whitehouse. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa, on November 12, 1987. On April 24, 1998, in Crystal River Florida, Robert married the former Jane Pontbriand, who survives him. Bob graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, New York. He entered the United Sates Navy and served on the USS Truitt, receiving his honorable discharge in 1981. Robert has been associated with I.B.M. in Essex and previously in Fishkill, New York for the past twenty-seven years. Robert enjoyed running in marathons, skiing, motorcycling, biking and golfing. His greatest enjoyment was dancing with Jane. Bob was a member of Holy Angels Parish and the Champlain Country Club. Survivors include his wife, soul mate, dance partner and best friend of twelve years, Jane ; his father, Elwood Powell and his wife, Marion of Melbourne, Florida; his daughters, Michele of St. Albans and Stephanie Powell of Grand Forks, North Dakota; his step-children, Sam of St. Albans and Alison Fredette and her partner, Nate Gardner of Stowe, Vermont; his sister, Ann Nascimento and her husband, Paulo of Pembroke Pines, Florida and his brother, John Powell and his wife, Lee of Danbury, Connecticut. Bob is also survived by his extended family , Kayla Maskell, her husband, Tim and their sons; Jessie Taylor and her children; his canine friend, “The Oscar Doodle Dog”, many close friends, co-workers, fellow golfers, dancers and neighbors. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 29, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. in Holy Angels Catholic Church on Lake Street. The Reverend Maurice J. Roy will be the celebrant. Interment will be next spring at the family lot in the St. Albans Bay Cemetery. Bob’s family will receive friends on Sunday, December 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. His family has requested memorial contributions stay in Vermont. They may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Lamoille County Relay for Life, c/o Alison Fredette, P.O. Box 3874, Stowe, Vermont 05672. Private messages of condolence are welcome at

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