Pembroke — Marcia Kathryn Clark, 66, of Pembroke, formerly of Barre, Vt., died peacefully on January 19 in Kingston after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Barre, Vt., on October 20, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Lynn Fraser and Kathryn (Hill) Clark.
She graduated from Spaulding High School in June of 1965. She later moved to California where she met her former husband, Gerard Mahoney and they moved to Massachusetts where both their children were born. Marcia graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School with a major in business in 1985, ranking near the top of her class. She worked at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as Management Head of Information Services. Following her graduation from Katherine Gibbs she went to work at Fairfield and Ellis in Boston and the World Trade Center. Her favorite quotation should serve as a beacon for all of us to follow, “Live every day to the fullest and always look on the bright side of life.”
After her diagnosis of cancer she became the centerpiece of much quality family time. Marcia developed her “bucket list” and she and her family carried out most of her wishes. She loved and adored each and every member of her precious family and focused constantly on her two children, six grandchildren and her brother and sister and their families.
Marcia is survived by her two children, Brian Mahoney and his wife, Cheryl and their three children, Brian Jr., Emily and Grace of Danvers; and her daughter, Lynne Gedutis and her husband, Adam and their three children, Caroline, Jessica and Adam Jr. of Pembroke. She also leaves her brother, Stephen Clark and his wife, Lola and their three children, Kevin, Kristopher and his wife, Emily and Korey of East Montpelier, Vt.; and her sister, Barbie Smith and her husband, Frank and their children, Zachary and his wife, Meghan and Libby Smith of Essex Junction, Vt. as well as her Aunt Lorraine and many cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, at 1 p.m. in St. Thecla’s Church, 145 Washington St., Rte. 53 in North Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, the family requests voluntary contributions in Marcia’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215