James Powers - Worcester

February 18, 1983 - August 5, 2015

James arrived into this world larger than life. At a young age we realized what a very special person he was. James smile, and funny sense of humor lit up every room he entered. He was always sensitive to others feelings, and made time for anyone who called him for help, or support they may have needed. James was involved in many different sports growing up – football, baseball, soccer. His favorites were motorcross and snowboarding. Along with sports came injuries, multiple surgeries, and with that, came the prescription painkillers. This started the roller coaster ride of addiction for James. He fought addiction on and off for 10 years.
He used to tell us we didn’t understand why he could not just stop. He would tell me how much he hated heroin. We saw him struggle everyday for years with this demon.
He would get so excited when winter rolled around because that meant snow storms, which meant plowing the highways. He loved to plow.
James was wonderful with children, I think because he was a big kid himself. He is greatly missed by so many children.
He continued to be involved in sports right up until the day before he passed. At 6’2″ James was a force to be reckoned with on the softball field.
We all lost a little bit of ourselves the day James passed. If you were lucky enough to have known this extremely special man, you are a better person for it. Heroin took our son, but we know that addiction does not define who James was.
His big smile, huge hugs, and kind heart will never be forgotten.
We love you
Forever in our hearts
Mom & Dad

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