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Merritt, Michael S.

Michael Stephen Merritt, a resident of Dedham, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham.  He was 78.  Michael was born January 22, 1942 in Portsmouth, England, one of the two sons of Charles and Elsie (Hancell) Merritt.  He was a Master Pest Technician for Waltham Pest Services for 32 years until his retirement in 2012.  Michael enjoyed dancing, fishing , and was a longtime bowler at the Boston Bowl alleys in Dorchester. Michael is survived by his wife, Janice Catherine (Medwid) Merritt; his son, John M. Merritt and Lori Hynes, of Dedham; his brother David Merritt of Gosport, England; his grandchildren, Travis and Connor Merritt; and his niece, Michelle Holding.  he was the brother-in-law of the late Brenda Merritt.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, December 1st from 10 am till noon at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham followed by a graveside service at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston at 12:30 pm.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Susan Kreusch
    November 29th, 2020 | 3:00 pm

    I am so saddened at losing a ‘cousin’ but also a friend, a gentleman, and caring man who was gracious and kind. Mick lived his life to the fullest and was always ready to put on the tea when I came to visit. I won’t be able to fly in to attend the funeral due to Covid restrictions but will join Janice, John and Laurie and the kids and extended family in spirit. And, Mick, I had my cooler all set to bring you king crab legs and food from the Polish deli…..,.loved knowing you and, Aunt Catherine is waiting for you to do her ironing.

  2. Gemma Tacardon
    December 1st, 2020 | 12:46 am

    Dear Janice,
    I, with my husband, will always remember meeting Michael with you over at IHOP one morning some years ago.
    I will always remember how charming and welcoming he was.

    May you find comfort with all the fond memories you have with him and that he is now in the company of Our Lord and Creator where peace is eternal and true happiness and comfort is everlasting

    God Bless !

  3. Andrea Osuji
    December 1st, 2020 | 8:07 am

    my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband. You are in my prayers. May his memory be a blessing.


  4. William Alexander
    December 2nd, 2020 | 11:12 am

    Janice and John…

    Mick was one in a million, let me tell you. From his unique sense of humor to his playful nature, he will be missed. I will always remember the smile he had for me and mine whenever we would meet up and how there was always a joke in there somewhere. He will be missed greatly and I am here for you if you need me.

    All my best

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