Obituary: Marie T. “Maureen” Stark

Obituary: Marie T. “Maureen” Stark

By / Obituaries / Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:00

Marie T. “Maureen” Stark, 77, of Carolina Beach, died peacefully Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Autumn Care in Myrtle Grove. Born September 25, 1937 in County Cork, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late David and Constance O’Connor Barry. Raised as an Irish Catholic by French nuns, she came the America after college to teach school in Chicago. She then moved to San Francisco, taught school and then managed Drake International, a temporary service agency in Silicon Valley, where she was awarded top 10 managers in the world.
Maureen loved to cook and was a member of American Wine and Food and was a friend of Julia Child and many other outstanding chefs. She had that sweet, charming Irish smile and wit and she sang descant soprano in church and elsewhere. She had a wonderful way with all children, dogs, cats and people.
She attended Immaculate Conception and Basilica Shrine of St. Mary Catholic Churches. She loved to play golf and “never pay retail” at department stores. Maureen has lived and traveled across the USA and finally lived on a boat in Carolina Beach.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, brother and first husband, James Murray. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gene V. Stark; brothers, Bill and his wife, Betty and Ray and his wife, Marie; her children, Elizabeth, Valerie, Marie and David Murray; grandchildren, Joe, Christina and Kalie; one great granddaughter, Emily.
In Mr. Stark’s family, she is predeceased by Gene’s mother, father, sister and his son, John. She is survived by daughters, Sherri, Patricia; son, William; grandchildren, Kate, Dan, Brian and Steven; a numerous extended family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Andrews Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road in Wilmington.
Memorial donations may be made, in Maureen’s name, to the Salvation Army, 223 South Third St. Wilmington, NC 28401. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
Andrews Valley Chapel

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