WATERBORO – Kirk Andrew Fogarty, “FōG”, 44, passed away unexpectedly, on May 22, 2021.
He was born in Portland, Maine on April 7, 1977, to Murray and Dorothy
Fogarty, growing up and attending schools in Gray, Maine, and went on to
study information technology.
Kirk will always be remembered for his quick wit, clever sense of humor
and infectious smile. He had the gift of finding a way to bring much
needed lightheartedness to hard situations, and had a quiet, yet strongly
supportive way with those he cared about, helping them through tough
As a child, he loved superheroes. Superman, Spiderman, and the Hulk
were his favorites, even into adulthood. He had a comic book collection
that could fill a store. He loved anything with a motor or engine, and
spent many good times dirt biking, riding motorcycles, four wheeling, jet
skiing and snowmobiling with friends and family. He loved muscle cars
and owned several, his favorite being a 1985 Buick Regal. He also had
many memorable “off road adventures” with this brother, Kevin.
With a natural mechanical ability, he could fix just about anything. After working as a lobsterman and
landscaper for many years, he embarked on a new career as a tractor trailer mechanic, working his way
up to diesel mechanic.
At a young age, he and his dad started a hobby building RC airplanes and cars, and this became a life-
long love for him. He spent many happy hours building, fine tuning and racing the cars and trucks he
created, and despite the risk of damaging the car in an epic crash, he loved to set up extreme jumps. He
was also a very talented and avid gamer, rivaling even the best of opponents and enjoyed playing online
with friends. He also enjoyed countless adventures with his life-long best friend, Corey Tibbetts.
He spent many hours with his nieces and nephews when they were growing up. They loved “Uncle Kork”
for his willingness to play for hours on end, and his ability to just get down in the dirt and play with them
like a kid again himself. Kirk had an amazing capacity for caring, kindness, and helping others in an
unassuming way. When someone he cared about needed help, he was there, often putting others’ needs
ahead of his own.
He had a special love for and connection with animals. In addition to
many family pets during his childhood, he had a special dedication to his
longtime pal, dog Bruno, and his tiger cat, Sammy.
Anyone who knew Kirk couldn’t help but love him, he was just that kind of
He is survived by his siblings: Kevin Fogarty, Kathleen Shaw, Kelly
Fogarty-Meissner and Karen Lawlor; as well as nine nieces, and two nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held 1 pm Friday June 4 in Gray Cemetery at
the Fogarty Family lot. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kirk’s name can be
made to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook Maine.
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