2017-11-02 / Obituaries

Doriane Lee Wark

Doriane Lee Wark, 33, beloved daughter of Tom and Peggy (Sullivan) Wark, passed away peacefully at home with her family Oct. 22, 2017, after a six-year battle with brain cancer.

In addition to her parents, Dori is survived by her older brother Patrick Wark of Shanghai, China and Portsmouth, R.I.

Dori was born July 3, 1984, in Portsmouth, R.I. She attended St. Philomena’s School in Portsmouth, and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2002. In 2006, Dori was a magna cum laude graduate in English/ communications from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

At the time of her initial diagnosis Dori was working for the Newport Daily News.

In addition to her parents and brother, Dori leaves behind a large and loving extended family.

Dori’s family will have an informal reception celebrating Dori’s life from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Newport Vineyards in Middletown.

Dori loved writing and was a writer herself, so instead of the traditional service, there will be a written eulogy “in the works” during the reception. All are invited to attend and to share written thoughts and memories. Dori’s ashes will be gifted to the sea in a private ceremony at a later date.

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