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Doris G. Powden


Friday, October 26, 2018

Wilder, Vt. — Doris G. Powden, 91, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2018, at Valley Terrace in Wilder.

She was born March 8, 1927, in New York City the daughter of Otto and Mary (Cunniff) Galle. Doris grew up in Westwood, Mass. and graduated from Westwood High School in 1944. She married Charles G. Powden Dec. 29, 1948 in Bristol, N.H. The couple moved to White River Jct. soon after where in addition to raising seven children, Mrs. Powden worked with her husband in their jewelry store. Following their retirement in 1984 they moved into their cottage in Bristol, N.H. and traveled in their motorhome during the winters. In 1989 they began spending winters in Zolfo Springs, Fla.

When they had their motorhome they were very active in the Family Motorcoach Association and helped to organize the Green Mountain Chapter. Doris was a member of St. Timothy’s Church in Bristol and when living in White River Jct. was a member of St. Anthony’s Church. At St. Anthony’s she was one of the first eucharistic ministers, served on the Parish Council and was a member of the Altar Society. She was also a former member of the Wilder Women’s Club, and a past secretary of the Wilder PTA.

She leaves six sons, Charles O. Powden of Hinesburg, Vt., Michael D. Powden of Mooresville, N.C., Robert W. Powden of Jacksonville, Fla., Christopher A. Powden of Goffstown, N.H., Thomas A. Powden of Groton, Conn., Timothy P. Powden of South Londonderry, Vt.; a daughter, Mary Margaret Hitchcock of Wilder; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in White River Jct. Private committal will be in the Homeland Cemetery in Bristol at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to N.H. Humane Society, Meredith Center Road, Laconia, NH 03246 or to St. Anthony’s Church, 15 Church Street, White River Jct., VT 05001.

Condolences may be expressed to Doris’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.