Miriam L. (Mim) Powers, formerly of Yonkers and Bronxville, NY and Spring Lake NJ passed away peacefully on October 11,2019 at the Oakland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Oakland, NJ.
Miriam was born on February 8, 1923 in Yonkers NY. The daughter of Catherine and Martin Powers. Miriam was raised in Yonkers, graduated from Commerce High School and the Packard Business School. She commuted to work in New York City for a number of years. She worked in the eye department of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and then joined Exxon International as a secretary to the senior management. In later years she worked in Westchester for the New York Telephone Company and Verizon. She was predeceased by her parents and six siblings. She is survived by a Brother-In-Law John Farrington, Sarasota, Fl. A Sister-In-Law Margaret Powers, Patterson, NJ. And two cousins eight nieces and nephews as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews.
Miriam had a passion for the Jersey Shore. First spending vacations there after the end of World War II and for years thereafter. She loved telling nieces and nephews stories about the “Big Bands” that would entertain each weekend at the large ocean front hotels in Spring Lake, NJ. One of her passions was the NY Yankees. She knew the players numbers and stats as well. She was an avid movie buff. It was very difficult to stump her in terms of the cast/story line of various movies. She loved the Jersey Shore so much that after she retired in 1995 she moved permanently to Spring Lake, NJ.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Pleasantville, NY.
Viewing hours are 2 – 4PM & 7 – 9PM on October 16, 2019.
A mass of the Christian Burial with be Celebrated at Holy Innocents Church, Pleasantville, NY at 9:30 AM on October 17, 2019.
Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.