2013-11-01 / Obituaries

Abby May Clough

Abby May Clough, 82, a resident of North Street died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Southern Maine Medical Center following a brief illness.

Abby was born June 1, 1931 in Springvale, a daughter of Palmer M. and Dorothy (Fletcher) Clough.

She graduated from Kennebunkport High School in 1949. She worked as an operator for New England Telephone, starting right out of high school at the switchboard office above the Weinstein’s building in Kennebunkport, and then went to work at the Sanford office and finally to the Biddeford office, retiring after 37 years. She also worked at Burger King in Kennebunk and at the Maytag Laundromat in Lower Village.

Abby enjoyed going out with the senior citizen groups, she loved to bake biscuits for the strawberry festival at church and she loved to dance. Her greatest joy was having all of her nieces and nephews visit her – she lived for the kids! She was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, a member of the Arundel Grange Hall and of the Telephone Pioneeers.

She is survived by her brother William F. Clough and his wife Beverly of Auburn; sisters, Ann Cluff and her husband Arnold of Kennebunkport and Mary Lou Bernier of Kennebunk; her beloved nieces and nephews: Becky Gosselin and her husband Raymond, with whom Abby lived for the last 30 years, of Kennebunkport, Bobby Stuart and his wife Christine of Kennebunkport, Jimmy Cluff of Kennebunkport, Scott Bernier and his wife Patty of Waterboro, Michael Clough of Waterboro and Kimberly Clark and her husband Bill of Minot and many great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Oct. 25, 2013 at the First Congregational Church, North Street, Kennebunkport. Interment followed at Arundel Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to: First Congregational Church, 141 North St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046.

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