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KENNEBUNK, ME: Agnes I. (Lyons) Gove age 91, of Kennebunk, Maine, died on June 23, 2015, in South Portland, Maine.

She was born January 3, 1924, in Lawrence to the late Richard and Mary (Walsh) Lyons. Agnes graduated from Lawrence High School in Massachusetts in 1942. The next year, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Arthur J. Margerison, a U.S. Army Sergeant, in Greenville, Miss. They settled down in Andover, Massachusetts soon after and began to raise their family. Sadly, Agnes was widowed in 1965.

Seven years later, on April 14, 1972, Agnes was remarried, this time to Robert O. Gove. She moved with Robert to join his family in Wells, Maine and stayed there for the balance of her days. Regrettably, Robert predeceased Agnes in May, 2005.

Agnes worked for Raytheon in Andover as an Inventory Control Specialist for twenty years. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Andover, Massachusetts and the “Golden Girls” in Kennebunk, Maine. She and Robert enjoyed traveling, particularly the Downeast Coast and France.

Agnes was the cherished mother of two surviving children, Joan Lewis and her husband, Clark Lewis of Bridgton, Maine, and, Arthur (Jack) Margerison of Hawaii. She was a loving step-mother to Linda Koch of Southport Island, Maine, Debra MacDonald of Utah, John Gove of Sanford, Maine, Lee Gove of Portsmouth, N.H., and, Scott Gove of Pennacook, N.H. Agnes was the loving grandmother of 14 and doting great-grandmother to many more. She was the last survivor of her five siblings and had several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Hope Cemetery, Route 1, Kennebunk, Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children–Boston, Attn: Development, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA, 02114. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. www.bibberfuneral.com.
Published on  July 2, 2015
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