DIXMONT - John Gardner Merrill, died Friday, December 5, 2014, at the home of his brother on Flag Pond Road in Saco with his family surrounding him.
He was born August 2,1951 in Bangor, the son of David G. Merrill and Mary Lou (Blake) Merrill Endicott. John attended school in Oakfield, at Lee Academy, and graduated from Brewer High School. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1970 John married Rosa (Bassi) Merrill Goodrich. They have a son, James G. Merrill.
John worked for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad and its successors until he retired in 2011. He enjoyed his dogs and living a quiet life in Dixmont.
John is survived by his son James of Holden, his father David Merrill and his wife Nancy of Falmouth, his mother Mary Lou Endicott of Gorham, his brother Peter Merrill and his wife Joanne of Saco, his sister Catherine Liberty and her husband Peter of Saranac Lake, NY, as well as several nieces and nephews, an aunt and uncle and several cousins who will miss him. John is per deceased by his brother Thomas Merrill.
A day of remembrance will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published on  December 9, 2014