William ‘Bill’ Red Power
Longtime Boston Edison Employee, Proud of His Charlestown Heritage
William “Bill” Red Power of Solon, Maine, formerly of South Boston and Charlestown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21 at the age of 78. The beloved husband of 50 years of Elizabeth “Betty” Elwell, he was born on Elm Street in Charlestown, the youngest child of William “Willie” Power of Ring Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland and Mary Galvin of Cork City, Ireland and the younger brother of Ann Marie “Power” Elwell and her late husband, Edward J. Elwell of Charlestown. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Garcia and her husband, Rudy of Plymouth and his son, William “Billy” Power and Jeannie Brown of South Boston; proud grandfather of Lauren and Adam Garcia of Plymouth, and Finn and Conal Martin of South Boston. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Billy and Betty, originally from Charlestown, later moved to South Boston where they raised their children. Billy was a long time employee of Boston Edison, a member of the Chippewa Club in South Boston and a member of the American Legion Post 39 in Madison, ME. He enjoyed summers at his cottage in Maine with his family and eventually he and Betty retired there. Billy enjoyed swimming, basketball, golf and cribbage. Billy continued to show pride in his Charlestown heritage with his TOWNIE license plate. He will forever be the family’s reigning cannonball champion and favorite uncle ‘Pudgy.’