Robert Wayne Merritt


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Merrimac MA - Robert "Wayne" Merritt passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019 after a brief illness.
He was born in Amesbury, the son of the late Ralph & Jeanette (Odiorne) Merritt. Family members include his daughter Deborah and husband, Tim Southgate of North Andover, son, Robert Wayne Merritt Jr. and wife, Karie of Newmarket, N.H., son, Steven and wife, Michelle of Merrimac, and son Brian and wife Mary of Wells, Maine, sisters Carolyn Streeter and husband Donald and Kathy Zagranis and husband Mark, and grandchildren Christopher, Kelsey and Sara Weeks, Robert Wayne Merritt III, and Charlotte Merritt. He was predeceased by his longtime companion Janet Willett.
At Wayne's request, there will be no calling hours, and a private burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published on June 14, 2019
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Deb WIlkinson
Jun 21, 2019
I was truly sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. I had always hoped to stop by to see him to catch up on things and unfortunately that cannot happen. I truly loved the way Wayne loved Janet. When she was in Penacook, he would stop by every day, hold her hand for a few hours, then go home. He told me she was his love.

I truly enjoyed the games of 45s we would play, first with Jim, Janet, Wayne and I and after Janet passed, with Steve, Wayne’s son. Wayne’s language was colorful, his idea of “third man High’ was different than mine, but I truly enjoyed his character. One day, my grandchildren and I stopped by to see him and we had an impromptu game of wiffle ball and he was such a
... good sport about it.

Wayne was a good egg and I will truly miss him. XOXO
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Sandra Winchenbaugh Tierney
Jun 17, 2019
Im going to miss you uncle wayne. Meeting you when i was younger and seeing you at all the family bbq with janet. You never failed to stop what you were doing to play with us children.
We didnt get to see you often but we did we all had lots of laughs! My wedding, my parents retirement party, the family bbq at my parents house last year, and at paula house. We were considered the rebels for smoking in the front yard. Only ones who got in trouble.
Such great memories!!! You will be sadly missed. Xoxo