RUMFORD – Duane Allen Powers, 54, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2018. He was born in Rumford on December 25, 1963, the son of Harry and Roxalynn Eaton Powers. He married Jill Elizabeth MacMaster of Gardiner on April 28, 1996.
Duane grew up in Rumford and graduated from Rumford High School in 1983. He later graduated from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute and became certified as a drinking water technician. He worked for several water districts, including Brunswick, Augusta, Kennebec, and Dixfield before moving to Petersburg, Alaska, with his family where he served for six years as water superintendent before retiring and moving back to Maine with his family in 2016. Duane (“Isaac”) was a member of the St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Richmond, Maine. Duane enjoyed hunting and fishing and being in the outdoors. Everyone who knew Duane knew he could never pass up a good joke and pass it on to whoever was nearby.
Duane was predeceased by his mother in 2015. He is survived by his father, Harry Powers of Rumford; his wife, Jill Powers of Rumford, a daughter Shayla and her son Drayden; son Benjamin MacMaster Powers and daughter Margaret Mae Powers, both of Rumford; a brother, Dale (Michele) Powers of Biddeford; his parents-in-law, Brian and Rhoda MacMaster of Gardiner; sisters-in-law Julie (Alfred) Booty of Bowdoinham, Susan (Benjamin) Beaulieu of Unity, and Shelley (Daniel) Murphy of Middleburg, Florida, and brother-in-law Scott (Melissa Hackett) MacMaster of Dresden, six nieces, 13 nephews, several cousins, and aunts and uncles.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 9 a.m. at St. Alexander Nevsky Church, 15 Church Street in Richmond. Burial will follow at 1:15 p.m. at the Powers Cemetery, Bear River Road (Route 26), in Newry. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Maine 04357.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Grange Hall, 15 Alexander Reed Road in Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Alexander Nevsky Church, 15 Church St., Richmond, ME 04357.