2016-07-15 / Obituaries

Marguerite Margeson

Marguerite “Peg” Margeson, 77, a lifelong resident of Wells, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Peg was born Sept. 4, 1938 in York, the daughter of Foster Starr and Eleanor E. Brown Wildes, and attended Wells schools, graduating from Wells High School in 1957 like many generations before her.

Shortly after graduating high school, Peg married Harry E. Margeson Jr. on Nov. 9, 1957 and together made their home in a white farmhouse off of Route 1. It was there that they raised their two girls, Jill and Betsy, and provided a home to many different cats and dogs in their large barn. When Jill and Betsy started their own lives in 1983, Harry and Peg took over Sunrise Cottages on Mile Road, which had been in operation by her Aunt Jess and Uncle Fred since 1928. Peg operated Sunrise Cottages even after Harry’s passing in 1996, and retired in 2004 after 21 years.

Family was first and foremost for Peg, and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and maintaining family traditions.

All her grandchildren adored her, and have fond memories of sleepovers, long days spent playing board games, building leaf forts in fall, and trips to Florida in winter. She had a deep love for the ocean and enjoyed taking walks along the beach, and surveying the action in her beloved town on a summer day. She was also known for her green thumb, and enjoyed gardening in her yard. In her quiet way, she had a huge impact on the lives of many, and will be remembered for her strength, humor, and love.

She is predeceased by her husband Harry E. Margeson, who died Feb. 1, 1996.

Survivors include her daughters Betsy DiCapua and her husband Dr. Sam Di- Capua of Wells, and Jill Ouellette and her husband Steve Ouellette of Kennebunk, four grandchildren Eric and Patrick Ouellette of Washington, D.C., and Caitlin and Brittany DiCapua of Boston, and two sisters Gail Connor of Florida and Jackie Bolz of North Carolina.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Wells Congregational Church, Route 1, Wells. Interment followed in Ocean View Cemetery, Wells.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094 or Another Chance Animal Rescue, PO Box 552, North Berwick, ME 03906.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Peg’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

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