Christine A. Powers, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 9, 2023 following a long illness. She was seventy years of age.
Christine was born on August 24, 1952, at Saint Elizabeth's in Brighton, daughter of the late Paul F.X. Powers and Elizabeth (Stout) Powers, grew up in Waltham and was a graduate of Matignon High School. The Powers family often vacationed on Martha's Vineyard.
In the 1970’s Christine moved to Martha’s Vineyard and worked on the staff of the Martha’s Vineyard Gazette as a layout artist and writer, where she was known as ‘Stine. Christine returned to Waltham in the mid-1980’s, earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and found work at Keystone Mutual Funds (later Evergreen Investments) as an operations specialist for many years, during which time she also earned her M.B.A. from Bentley University.
All who knew Christine remember her as an avid gardener, finding her special joys in caring for her sunflowers and vegetables with her father, summer vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, and Scrabble.
She is mourned her many lifelong friends, her loving partner, Kenneth A. Johnson of Waltham, and by Mr. Timmy, their beloved cat.
A private remembrance will be held at a later date, and a committal will follow in time.
Donations in her name may be made to either the Multiple Sclerosis Society of America at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate or to the Cat Connection, a no kill cat rescue organization, athttps://thecatconnection.org/donate2/