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Michael P. Merritt

1943 - 2015 SANDGATE, VT. Michael P. Merritt, 72, a resident of Hamilton Hollow Road in Sandgate, Vermont, passed away June 28, 2015 at Sweetbrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Williamstown, MA. Michael was born in Hartford, CT on June 10, 1943 the son of Pete and Mary (Skeats) Merritt. Michael was educated at the Kingswood School in West Hartford, CT and graduated from Dartmouth University. Michael was a French Teacher at Deerfield Academy and other schools for many years. He then worked as a computer programmer in Connecticut and upon moving to Vermont was a computer programmer at the Stratton Ski Resort. In his earlier years, along with his wife, Claire, he enjoyed mountain climbing, especially the White Mountains in New Hampshire and loved dogs. For many years he sang with the Battenkill Choral in Cambridge, NY and loved to write. Michael loved living in Vermont and his home. Michael is survived by his wife, Claire Merritt whom he married in 1978, God children, Lauren Merritt Valentin of Florida and Robin Merritt of California, brother, Tucker Merritt and his wife, Donna of Connecticut, sister, Susan Merritt Robertson of California and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Polly Merritt O'Leary. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Michael will be held Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 2pm at the First Congregational Church in Manchester with a reception to follow at the church. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Michael's memory may be made to the First Congragational Church in Manchester or Second Chance Animal Shelter, c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255. To send the family personal email condolences please visit : www.sheafuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Service 34 Park Place Manchester Center, Vermont.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 1, 2015
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