Geraldine "Gerri" Powers

August 16, 1939January 15, 2020

Geraldine “Gerri” (Fonseca) Powers, age 80, passed away peacefully, comforted by her husband and children Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the loving wife of Edward Powers to whom she had shared 26 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Antone and Laurentina (Perry) Fonseca she was a longtime resident of Tiverton, RI.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee, Class of 1957, she earned a Paralegal certification from Bristol Community College. Skilled at crafting she was known as the “Button Baby Lady” in Tiverton and enjoyed participating in craft fairs. Gerri gave of herself without hesitation to so many and especially for the 15 years that she was her own mother’s caretaker. She and Ed were inseparable took great pleasure spending their winters in Bradenton, Florida as snowbirds.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Brodeur and his wife Cathy, Mark Brodeur and his wife Brenda and Paul Brodeur and his wife Jen; four daughters, Kristen Brodeur Ploude, Amy Carey and her husband David, Cathy Powers, and Laura Fader and her husband Scott; one sister, Theresa Leppala; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 10:00AM – 12:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River followed by a memorial service at 12:00 PM -1:00PM with a light luncheon to follow. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to the National Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. . For tributes and directions,



  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 26, 2020


  • Private Burial


Geraldine "Gerri" Powers

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Gloria & Elmer Minton

January 24, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Gerri's passing, she is a dear friend, we have a lot of memories over the last 24 years both in Fla & in Tiviton RI, she is not in any more pain..may she rest in peace

Marge Carpenter

January 20, 2020

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mother and Grandmother. The Brodeur Family will be in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Alice Ploude and Family and Marge and Bob Carpenter

Denise Fournier

January 18, 2020

We are shocked and saddened hearing of Geri’s passing. We were neighbors in Tiverton for many years. Her heart was filled with goodness and she had a passion for enjoying everything life had to offer. Because of her and Ed, we ended up living in Florida. Thank you for the pleasure of knowing you. Sorry we didn’t get see you more often.

Joanne Matthews

January 18, 2020

We were so saddened by the passing of a wonderful lady. She was there to put a smile on everyone’s face. She sure knew how to have a good time and always joined in or started some good pranks. I admired her for her Witt and will miss her at the pool at her winter home.

Jeffrey Brodeur

January 17, 2020

I always enjoyed her decorations of every holiday. It seemed there were decorations for almost every month. Along with her great meals the holidays wont be the same...

Mary Viveiros

January 17, 2020

Dear Kristin,

I'm truly sorry for the loss of your mom, I lost my mother 6 years ago and I miss her everyday. I believe both of them are at peace, and their suffering here on earth is over. God Bless you and your family.

Mary Viveiros

Olivia Cabral

January 17, 2020

Will sadly miss you Geri.
We were friends for many years.
To the family
Cherish every memory you have and i know you all have many.
Love to all.