Michael’s happiest times were with his family. His laugh, quick wit, and smile were welcoming and infectious to all who came to know him through his families many gatherings and events. Michael was the life of the party, and could be seen dancing at every family Christmas party surrounded by those he loved most his many beloved family members. Michael was also an avid Boston sports fan and would regularly attend the sporting events of his many cherished nieces and nephews.
Michael believed in giving back to the Town of Salisbury. A former candidate for Selectman, Michael was also a Reserve Police Officer with the Town of Salisbury Police for more than 10 years. Michael was retired from the General Linen Corporation of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
In addition to his Mother Barbara Merrill whom Michael was so close, Michael is survived by his son, Charles Michael Merrill Jr.; his siblings, Linda and Dan Mcneil, Richard B. Merrill Jr. and Theresa Merrill, Michelle and David Freeman, Jeffrey Merrill and Keith Beardsley, Rhonda Griffin, Jeannie and Carl Martin, Mabel and Kevin Lewis, and Chad and Deanna Merrill. Michael will be sorely missed by his many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and best friend Richard B. Merrill Sr.; his sister Wendy Merrill; and his brother-in-law Patrick Griffin.
Services will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the star of the sea church, Salisbury, Massachusetts. Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with a service immediately following.
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