Michael Charles Powers

Michael Charles (‘Buddy’) Powers, 85, of Ringwood, NJ and Jupiter FL, formerly of Inwood, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020. He was the loving husband of Nancy McGrath.  He is predeceased by his wife Theresa Powers (nee Dougherty) of Bronx, NY.  Proud father of Mary Beth Powers and husband Andrew Berkowitz, Jean Marie Powers, Christopher Powers and wife Patricia, Michael Powers and wife Teri, Katie McNamara and husband Michael and Tim Powers and wife Dawn. Dear step-father of Jack McGrath and wife Suzanne, Ellen McGrath Rozsa, Robert McGrath and wife Holly and Thomas McGrath and wife Lisa. Cherished grandfather of 25 grandchildren. Dear brother of William Powers and wife Jerry, Patricia Cliggett and her late husband John, Raymond Powers, Sr. and wife Kristine and brother-in-law Frank Honoré, husband of the late Maureen Honoré. He is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Michael was a US Army Veteran and was a member of the Jupiter VFW. He was a National Sales Manager for GTE Sylvania for many years before retiring. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 6212 in Ringwood.  Michael was a devoted fan of the Yankees, Giants and Rangers and loved playing golf, having been a member of High Mountain Country Club and the Griff Harris Golf Club.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt, NY with interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, NJ.

Those who wish may watch the live-stream of the funeral mass through the link below:


In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael may be made to any Hospice or Veterans organization.  



  1. ANN and Joe McNamara

    He was a wonderful loving husband and father. Has a throne in heaven. RIP, Bud.
    Always, Joe and Ann McNamara

  2. Renee Friscia Cahill

    My deepest Condolences to the Powers Family. May he rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him.

  3. Buddy was a wonderful husband to my sister Tessie. I cherish wonderful memories of parties up in Cupsaw where he made dangerous Manhattans (did anyone leave there sober ). I am grateful to Nancy for making him happy after he lost Tess. Well Tess and Maureen and John Kliggett were waiting in heaven and today he is partying with them all along with John Noone He left a wonderful legacy and impacted many lives. Enjoy eternity Buddy

  4. John and Sally Moran

    Buddy was one heck of a guy we had great fun together playing golf and cards he will surely be missed not only by Sally and I as well as friends that we share together in Jupiter Florida God bless Buddy May he rest in peace

  5. Dave and Carole Robbins

    Buddy was such a dear friend. He always had a contagious laugh, a warm smile and a big hug for those he loved. He was a loving, caring father and husband, and in his presence, you always knew you were with a gentleman. Dave and I already miss him, and he leaves an empty place in our hearts.

  6. Holly and Bob McGrath

    Our deepest condolences to the Powers family, Nancy and all who hold Bud dear in their hearts. We are grateful for the many fond memories our children have of their Grandpa Bud. May he rest in peace.

  7. Jean Marie Powers


    Hi Mike, this is Jean Marie Powers, I’ve pasted the link for Mass at St Catherine’s, Wednesday morning starting at 1025am. May I ask you to please post this somewhere on your site for ppl to see it?? Is that ok?

  8. Bud- or more appropriately, “Mr.Powers” to me- was such a wonderful figure in my early life in Cupsaw. Growing up and going to school with the Powers clan was such a wonderful experience. We all loved summers at the lake, the endless parties, our Catholic upbringing and keen sense of family. Later in my life in the Navy I became even more appreciative of all Bud did in his own time in the service and the sacrifices he made for his family. I’m thankful he is at rest now and I am sure sharing on of his famous Manhattans with my Dad, Louie, up there right now!

  9. My deepest sympathy to the entire Powers family. I hope you are comforted by many loving, happy memories of your dad.

  10. Uncle Buddy, you will be missed immensely and very deeply by all. I have such wonderful memories of our family gathers, vacations, and how special your friendship was to my parents (Richard and Helen Golden). God bless you and you will forever hold a place in my heart.
    RIP, Love Cathie Golden

  11. Andrea and Frank

    Great Job Chris, what a wonderful tribute to a special Dad, Grandad, Husband and Friend. love and prayers to you all

  12. Jean Marie Powerrs

    Thank you, everyone. My entire family thanks you all for your responses. Yes , Bud Powers is going to be sorely missed.

  13. Uncle Bud, as he was known to me and many of my acquaintances around Jupiter,will be greatly missed. It was a beautiful send off to a kind and warm soul. Missing him every day down here.

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