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Stephen Agurkis

October 7, 1943September 25, 2020

Stephen Adams Agurkis 1943-2020

Auburn- Steve "The Colonel" Agurkis passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 25th at home, with his wife of almost 53 years. Steve was born in Winchester, Massachusetts to John and Elizabeth (nee Wells) Agurkis. Steve held various positions in sales at Ames in Rumford, Gilman Electric in Auburn, and Lewiston Hardware. He worked for many years at Carlton Woolen Mill in Winthrop, before returning to school and earning his associates degree in criminal justice. Steve's last position, and one he loved very much, was working with John Murphy Homes in Auburn.

Steve was known for his passion for hunting and fishing, his love of playing cards, listening to music of the 1950's and '60's, and loyally following New England sports teams. Steve also had a special knack for befriending any animal that crossed his path. Steve was an avid outdoorsman who spent countless hours in the woods and referred to nature as his "church".

Steve is a veteran of the Armed forces, and a past Master of the Raboni Masonic Lodge in Auburn.

He is predeceased by his parents, and sister Eleanor West. He is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla, of Auburn, his daughter Lisa Lockhart and son-in-law Peter Lockhart of Auburn, his daughter Stephanie Agurkis and son-in-law Briggs Seeking of Groton, NY, his beloved brother-in-law James Parker if Auburn, sister-in-law Carol Ann Simisky of Auburn, brother and sister-in-law John and Donna Agurkis of Peabody, Massachusetts, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Lillian Agurkis of Groton, Massachusetts, brother-in-law Carl West of Pensacola Florida, and many other relatives.

Services will be held at the Raboni Masonic Lodge in Auburn on Sunday, October 4th at 1pm. Mask are required to enter the building. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the Masonic Lodge.


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Donna Shields

October 1, 2020

So sorry to hear this sad news,Priscilla and family,my deepest sympathy to you all,sincerely Donna Shields

Mona Murphy

September 29, 2020

Dear Priscilla,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you today. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mona Murphy

Cathy Bergeron

September 29, 2020

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Cathy, Dan and Joe Bergeron.


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