Georgia Lucille Wark

PORTLAND – Georgia Lucille Wark, 61, of Portland, died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on April 30, 2021.

Born in Caribou to George and Lucille Wark, Georgia grew up in Woodland. An early photograph of her bears the inscription “Georgia, quite the doll of the family!” She held that title for the next six decades.

Georgia is survived by her mother; and eight of her siblings and closest friends, Gordon (Susan), Gale Stewart (Dave), Gene, Gary, Gretta, Gerard (Susie), Graham (Katrina), and Jim (Christina). She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Derna.

She is predeceased by her father; brother Greg, sister-in-law Beth; and numerous other loving family members and friends. If there is a backyard in the afterlife, Georgia is entertaining them from her spot in front of the grill.

The archetypal “fun aunt,” she leaves behind a lot of good memories for her nieces and nephews and their children. She is greatly missed.

Georgia graduated from Caribou High School and the University of Southern Maine (USM).

Georgia was funny, smart, and loyal. She was especially close to the friends she made during her first week at USM: Sue Rollins Dalrymple, Patti Delois, Bill Lamont, and Lawrence Schweber. They spent endless hours over the past 40-plus years hanging out together, whether in the backyard or at some of their favorite state parks. She often joked, “What if I had the flu that week? I wouldn’t know anybody!”

In reality, Georgia knew lots of people. She worked for many years in the libraries of Maine Medical Center and USM, where she helped doctors, nurses, academics, students, and support staff find the information, resources, and services they needed. Libraries were the perfect place for her, because she was naturally inquisitive, nicknaming herself “Curious Georgia.” But mostly she enjoyed helping people, many of whom were preoccupied or under a good deal of stress. Getting them to open up or laugh was her super power.

The family is grateful to her friend Sue for helping to care for Georgia during her final days and to Dr. Patricia Phillips, Dr. Chiara Battelli and the team at New England Cancer Specialists, and Hospice of Southern Maine.

The family will hold a celebration of life for Georgia this summer.

Friends who wish to make a gift in her memory are encouraged to support

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital,

22 Bramhall St.,

Portland, ME 04102

or the children’s program of their choice.

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