Agnes Boyd Abrahamson (née McGowan), 93, most recently of Limerick Maine, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on November 6, 2020. Agnes was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, George Abrahamson, by her sister Josephine MacLean and was the cherished matriarch of a large and loving family. She’s survived by her six children: Nancy Lloyd, Susan (Hannu) Kaartinen, Lynda (David) Murphy, Marguerite (Dan) Fitzgerald, George (Marybeth) Abrahamson, and Carl (Lisa) Abrahamson, as well as 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 expected great-great-grandchild and her niece Connie MacLean, and nephews John MacLean and Don MacLean. Agnes is also pre-deceased by her dear partner Abel Saucier, whom she married later in life.
Agnes was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and emigrated to America (Dorchester, MA) with her family as an infant. She and George later moved to Scituate to raise their six children. After 60 years, Agnes was thrilled to connect with her biological father, Louis Young and 15 half-siblings, who remain in Nova Scotia.
In addition to years spent sailing with George and their children, Agnes deeply loved to travel. She and George explored China, the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, and Europe; she never lost her sense of adventure. Later in life, Agnes accompanied daughter Marguerite to Guatemala and her son-in-law Dan to China to adopt Agnes’ grandchildren and welcome them to the family. She traveled with daughter Lynda and son-in-law David on mission trips around the world, including to Nicaragua and an exciting year spent in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
A talented writer, Agnes often wrote about her adventures and at 74, published her first novel, Maggie’s Hope, based loosely on her family.
Agnes will be remembered for her endless love, mischievous sense of humor, great intelligence and independence, and profound faith in God. There will be a private service for family held at Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home in Hyde Park, MA. She will be buried with her husband George at the National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Agnes’ memory to Operation Smile at https://www.operationsmile.org/act-now.
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