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Lucille Wark

January 13, 1927 — December 11, 2022

Lucille M. Wark, 95, of Portland died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on December 11, 2022 after a brief illness. 

Born in Boston to Leo and Marie (Doucet) d'Entremont, Lou's family moved to Caribou in the early 1930s.  She lost her mother soon after and spent much of her childhood with her maternal grandparents in Nova Scotia.  She was close to her many d'Entremont cousins and developed a deep appreciation for her Acadian heritage.

She was graduated from Scared Heart School of Halifax and Nasson College in Springvale.

She met her future husband, George W. Wark of Woodland, through her oldest friend, the late Lena Gagnon Dyer.  George and Lou were married for 56 years, living much of that time in Woodland.

Lou was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child started at Woodland Consolidated Elementary School.  She soon took a position as secretary at the school and served in that role for a quarter of a century.  She valued the many close friends she made during her time there, and loved running into former Woodland students when out and about.

She is survived by children Gordon (Susan) of Waterville; Gale Stewart (David) of Safford, AZ; Gene of Fairview, NC; Gary of Portland; Gretta of Bath; Gerard (Susie) of Westbrook; Graham (Katrina) of Hampton Beach, NH; and Jim (Christina) of Goddard, KS.  She is also survived by daughter-in-law Derna of Colorado Springs, CO.

She was predeceased by husband George, son Gregory, daughter Georgia, and daughter-in-law Beth Green Wark.

"Grammy Lou" will be missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved them all and enjoyed their visits, no matter how brief or hectic. 

Lou was determined to live independently for as long as possible, even after she moved from Caribou to Portland at age 90.  The family pulled together to make that happen for her.  She was grateful to son Gary, daughters Gretta and Georgia, and granddaughter Hannah for their daily assistance and to the rest of the family for their care and company.  She also appreciated the many kindnesses of the staff and residents of Deering Pavilion.

Lou will be remembered by family and friends for her deep faith.  For many years she was a parishioner at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Caribou and a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Ladies of St. Anne.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 2PM until 4PM at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 34 Vaughn Street, Caribou. Spring interment will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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