Howard Merritt Verrill

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Howard Merritt Verrill, 83
NEW GLOUCESTER - Howard Merritt Verrill, 83, of New Gloucester, passed away in the comfort of his home, on Feb. 23, 2018.
He was born in New Gloucester, on March 4, 1934, to parents Merritt and Angie Verrill. He graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1951.
His wife of 59 years, Barbara Verrill, died in January 2013.
Howard is survived by his sister, Betty Robidoux; and his children: Angie Maschino (George), David Verrill (Susan), Nancy Verrill, Donald Verrill (Oksana), Jane Stone (Chuck), Ann Ryan (Robert), Mary Verrill, Peter Verrill (Beth), and Catherine Verrill (Beth Piper); 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; several in-laws he welcomed into the family; and his canine companion, Sophie. He was predeceased by his brother, Willis Verrill.
He served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a truck driver and a mechanic most of his working career. He also spent time volunteering with the New Gloucester Fire Department.
Howard's interests were camping, Tuesday night suppers, family gatherings, hearing who we thought was his favorite, attending his children and grandchildren's sporting events, and being with all the family dogs. He also enjoyed the Boston Red Sox, NASCAR, hunting, and fishing.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at
Wilson Funeral Home,
24 Shaker Rd., Gray, where a funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3.

Donations may be made
in Howard's memory to:
Greater Androscoggin
Humane Society
55 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Wilson Funeral Home, LLC
24 Shaker Road
Gray, ME 04039
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 28, 2018
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