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Timothy Patrick "Tim" Merritt

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October 03, 2013
Mr. Merritt was a great man with a passion for life. I will think of him often because he is a major contributor to my life and where I am today. May there be Guiness in heaven Sir.
October 03, 2013
So very sad for you all. I will always remember him as a childhood friend and as the most entertaining and witty life of the party as we got older. He left us too soon. He will always be remembered.
With love and sympathy,
Mary (Cox) Malley
October 03, 2013
I knew Tim when we both were at ARHS, both of us rookies, he as the detention"specialist", and me as a new English teacher. Tim brought compassion, humor, and love to everything he did. I will always remember him for his support and his positivity. He was a bright-burning flame who made an indelible mark on this world. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.
October 02, 2013
Shocked and deeply saddened. My heart goes out to all the family. Tim was a childhood friend to our family. He had a heart of gold and will always be remembered as the kind person he was. Truly an inspiration.
With deepest sympathy, Mary (Cox) Malley
October 02, 2013
My prays go out to Tim's family and friends, as well as the students and staff of Sunderland Elementary School and the entire Frontier School district. I had gotten to know Tim only recently and was looking forward to working with him for years to come. Though the sun shines a little less bright today, his work and legacy will live on.
October 02, 2013
So sorry for your loss. A parent should never have to see their child go before them. Our thoughts are with you. Pam & Bob Coty, Old Saybrook.
October 02, 2013
So sad to hear of Tim's passing, my condolences go out to his family and his two sons. I was lucky enough to know Tim for most of my life and can honestly say I have met very few people who possessed Tim's passion, sense of humor and his love for his family, friends and students. I will miss you Tim as I'm sure all those whose lives you touched will as well.
October 01, 2013
Tim and I met in the early eighties and I will say he was one of the best people I ever met we had a lot of fun I saw Tim a few weeks ago. Over a few adult beverages and we laughed and talked about oure times in N Y C with Tyler. Hank Marty beau the dinners at maxwells plum Times Square at Christmas truly great times but I never saw him happier than the last few times we were together talking about his children the love they had for each other and of his pride in being a great educator he brought. Great passion to his work it was so great to see I've had Tim as a friend for along time I will always remember the passion he had for life he will live in my heart forever Tim you left this world a better place and me abetter person for being a friend may you rest in peace you're legacy will outlive all of us thank you for being my friend LOVE. bill Lunney R I p
October 01, 2013
Tim taught across the hall from me at Frontier--as warm, sharp, funny, and generous as a person could be. To Nancy, the children, his parents and sisters and brothers--Tim spread a lot of love, may it come full circle and comfort you.
October 01, 2013
I am a parent of a student at the Sunderland Elementary School. Since Tim's appointment to the principal post, the school has become a community based on generosity, with arms reaching out to the local residents in very real ways. Honoring our veterans, the farm to table program, and always music in the hallways, Mr. Merritt was a free spirit that flowed through our town and made it a peaceful place. When we heard from him about any school event, be it positive or emergent, he spoke with confidence and reassurance that meant the world to us as parents. This was the warmth of the large scale role that he had, which often community leaders do well. But Tim was also connected on a smaller scale. When my daughter walked through the doors of SES, he 'knew' her and supported her through her formative educational years, helping the teachers and staff bring out the best in my child. For this, I will be forever grateful. He helped my kid in a way that I didn't know anyone could. We are shocked and saddened by his death, heartbroken. But the confidence in the faces of the teachers and school community makes me feel like the quality of the education in Sunderland will be preserved. He can not be replaced, but one thing we learned from Mr. Merritt, is that being a good citizen counts, and kindness never dies. Thank You, Mr. Merritt.
There is a rock and roll heaven.

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