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Stuart O. "Stu" Merrill

July 18, 1950 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 67)

EPSOM- Mr. Stuart O. “Stu” Merrill, 67, of Epsom, passed away at Concord Hospital on February 16, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.

Born in York, Maine, Stu was the son of Therese M.R. (Houle) Merrill of South Berwick, ME and the late Osmond Merrill.  He was raised and educated in South Berwick and had been a resident of Epsom for the past 17 years.

Prior to his retirement last year, Stu had been employed as a Maintenance Supervisor for Sanmina-SCI in Manchester.  He was a past member of the Dover Lodge of Elks.

Stu enjoyed horseshoes, fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle, playing darts, bowling, playing cards, and his many trips to Mohegan Sun.  Above all, he cherished the time spent sitting on his porch talking with family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 18 years, Cindy F. (Gates) Merrill; his children, Stacie Merrill of NY, Lauren Merrill of Kittery, ME and Thomas Merrill and wife Angela of Northwood; his stepsons, Keith McFetridge of Concord, Kevin McFetridge of Epsom and Tim McFetridge of Pittsfield; siblings, Brett Merrill of Eliot, ME, Dianne Buttrick and husband Danny of Berwick, ME and David Merrill of Eliot, ME; grandson, Clifford LeClair and stepgrandchildren, Kevin McFetridge, Jr., Keith McFetridge IV and Kaylee McFetridge; as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Stu was a remarkable man who will forever be remembered for his sharp sense of humor, kindness and generosity to all.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 5 to 8 P.M. in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom.  Burial will take place in the spring at McClary Cemetery in Epsom.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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