- Merle Henry McPherson, 73, of Presque Isle, died Nov. 6, 2017. He was born Jan. 13, 1943, the son of Hanford and Marguerite 'Dubois' McPherson.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and hanging out with his friends at J.P. Cash Market. He was a devoted father, brother and friend, always helping anyone who needed a hand. He will be sadly missed by his dear friend, Vern Langley and his best friend, fishing buddy, dancing partner, Marge McPherson and many nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his 4 children, whom he dearly loved, Lisa Bonato and husband, Dave Pelkey, Richard Bonato and wife, Denise, Debra McPherson and friend, Donnie Michauld, all from Presque Isle, Melinda Frisco and husband, Mike from Wallingford, CT; his grandchildren, Amy Pelkey Robbins and husband, Ben, Katrina, Maxx and Kevin Frisco, Hanford McPherson, Jase Pelkey, James Kinney and Storm Bonato; 2 great-grandchildren, Talon McPherson and Oren Underwood; 4 brothers, Ray, Roy and wife, Linda, Neil and wife, Cheryl, Herb and wife, Jeannie, 2 sisters, Doris Farnum and Irene Bossie.
He was predeceased by his son, Hanford McPherson; grandson, David Pelkey; and mother of his children, Dapheen McPherson; his brothers, Les, Melvin, Bob and Peter; and his sister, Linda Rand.
There will be a graveside service on Saturday, November 25 at the Fairmount Cemetery at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Aroostook. Special thanks to Dr. O'Neil and his nurse Ruth Collins.
Published on  November 10, 2017