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November 1, 1954 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Vickie Lee Varick, 68 of Jefferson, passed away after a period of declining health on the afternoon of June 30, 2023, at the Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
Born in Portland, Maine on November 1, 1954, Vickie attended schools in Portland before moving to Rochester, New Hampshire, where she continued her education at Spaulding High School.
In 1991, Vickie graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with her bachelors degree in nursing. From that day on, her life was dedicated to being a nurse. She started her career at Fieldcrest Nursing Home, then Cove’s Edge, and later Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health & Hospice. There are literally thousands of individuals throughout Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, who owe their lives and health to Vickie.
When she wasn’t caring for others, she enjoyed knitting, sewing, needlepoint and reading. She loved dogs, and in addition to having several throughout her life, she also took in many older, sick dogs and provided end of life care for them. Her nursing mentality had no limits.
Vickie was predeceased by her parents, Daniel Sawyer and Noreen Sawyer-Chamberlain.
She is survived by her life partner, Tom Varick; daughters, Jennifer Simmons and her husband Lowell, and Andrea Robinson and her husband Chris; grandchildren, Michael LaCrosse, Michaela LaCrosse, Megan Simmons, Joshua Robinson, Emily Robinson, and Ava Thompson; siblings, Ellen Brown and her husband Eric, Margaret Rose and her significant other Bill, Harry Sawyer and his wife Melody, Frank Sawyer and his wife Diane, Dan'l Sawyer and his significant other Angel, Victor Sawyer and Very Harriman; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A gathering to remember Vickie will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm, on Saturday, August 5th at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vickie may be made to Midcoast Humane, 5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.