Acts of Generosity
with gratitude to Alum Kevin Powers
A tragic automobile accident involving Mrs. Powers, a young mother much beloved in the St. Mary’s School family is the reason the beautiful statue of our Mother Mary adorns the school grounds today. The community’s outpouring of support for Mrs. Powers’ family, her husband, daughters , and son Kevin also included significant efforts to build a memorial for Mrs. Powers and in 1966 the statue of Mary was dedicated with hundreds of family, friends and parishioners in attendance.
In the decades since, the statue has become integral in our mission and has remained a focal point for events of significance to our school family. May Processions, First Communions, Graduations, and other momentous occasions and events for more than five decades have been chronicled in front of the beautiful statue.
Over the years the statue’s exposure to the elements had taken its toll. During a recent visit, Mrs. Powers’ now-grown son Kevin stopped into school to introduce himself and to also share that he had arranged for renovation work to be completed on the statue. The summer of 2021 saw the reemergence of the prior grandeur thanks to the generous efforts of Kevin and with masonry repairs and landscaping attention the statue has returned to its original luster. We anticipate with gratitude another 50 plus years of events with our beloved Mary’s loving gaze.
Thank you Kevin for your gracious support of St. Mary’s as it is an honor and privilege to remember your mother’s and family’s legacy at St. Mary’s.
Kevin with his Father and Sisters at the Dedication
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St. Mary of the Annunciation School
14 Otis Street
Danvers, MA 01923
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