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Powers, Agnes D.

Agnes D. Powers

Essex - Agnes D. Powers died unexpectedly on August 20, 2010. She was 84 years old. Agnes was born in Tunnel Hill, PA to Emma and Vincent Agostine. She moved to Baltimore in 1943 and went to work at Crown, Cork and Seal. Agnes and Tom were married at Sacred Heart Church in 1950 and moved into their newly built house in Essex. Just before giving birth to their first child, Agnes left Crown, Cork and Seal to raise the first of five children.

During her lifetime, she was noted for the great meals and abundant food and desserts she put out on holidays for her family and relatives. The family did a lot of camping in the ‘60s and ‘70s and Agnes got to visit all the Continental 48 states, plus Canada and Mexico. From the ‘80s until her passing, Agnes and her husband sailed the Chesapeake Bay from Norfolk to the head of the bay and many of its tributaries. They also sailed through the C & D canal, the Delaware River and Delaware Bay.
Agnes loved babies. If you were walking down the street with a baby, and a woman you did not know walked across the street just to see your baby and talk with you about it, it’s a good chance it was Agnes.

She was a member of St. Clare Church in Essex and founding member of its Ladies Sodality. While her children went to St. Clare School, she would help out in the library and always baked cakes for any of the church affairs.

Her husband of 60 years, Tom Powers, daughters Lorraine Sunder, Noreen Goodson, Regina Powers and Monica Powers, a son Lawrence Powers and grandson Aaron Goodson survive her. Agnes was the fifth of 10 children. Surviving her is brother, Gildo Augustine; sisters, Olga Zavodni and Joyce Holcomb. She was predeceased by sisters Mary Marketti, Lena Lynch and brothers Ted Augustine, Val Augustine, Vincent Augustine, Jr., and Elliott Augustine.

A funeral mass was held at St. Clare Church on August 25, 2010. Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens.