Patricia Ann (Toms) Merrill of North Chelmsford, MA

1933 - 2023

Visitation

April 25, 2023
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

April 26, 2023
10:00 AM
Congregational Church in North Chelmsford

Mrs. Patricia Ann (Toms) Merrill of North Chelmsford, MA passed away April 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Lt. Col. George L. Merrill USAF who passed away on March 3, 2020 with whom she would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 9th.

Born in Lowell, MA on July 26, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Agnes M. (Scott) Toms.  She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1951.

Patricia was employed over the years with Fred C. Church Insurance Co. in Lowell and Picken Insurance Co. in N. Chelmsford until her retirement in 1989. In her retirement she loved to travel with her husband and friends especially to her home on Deer Island in Canada.

She was a member, Chairperson of the Missionary Committee, Sunday School Superintendent, and held many other positions in the Congregational Church in North Chelmsford. She was also a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary.

Patricia was an avid bowler and also a class representative for the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association.

She is survived by her two sons, Leslie W. and his wife Lynda (Young) Merrill, Jeffrey D. Merrill both of N. Chelmsford, MA, her two daughters, Judy A. Metz of North Chelmsford, and Lynn M. Paulovicks of New Fairfield, CT, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was the sister of the late Nancy J. Toms of N. Chelmsford who died in 1942 and the late Douglas S. Toms of Lakeland, FL who died on April 6, 2013.

FUNERAL NOTICE

MERRILL, of N. CHELMSFORD, MA died April 16, 2023. Visitation Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday, April 26, 2023 10:00 AM at the Congregational Church in North Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Congregational Church on 15 Princeton St. in N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. www.dolanfuneralhome.com

14 Condolences for Patricia Ann (Toms) Merrill of North Chelmsford, MA

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    Nance Gillies

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    All my love, goes out to Aunt Pat’s family and friends. She will be sorely missed.

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    Darlene Trombly

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    Pat is one of the nicest sincerest person I had the pleasure of knowing. Godspeed Pat.

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    John and Bonnie Wilderjohn.wilder@roadrunner.com

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    To the Merrill Family- Our condolences on your loss and Chelmsford’s loss. George and Pat did so much for the town over many years. May they rest in Peace together for eternity.

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    John and Jackie LeMasurier

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    Pat was an amazing woman who was always kind , compassionate and loving. She and George raised a wonderful family and their amazing children and grandchildren are the legacy they leave to all of us. Pat will hold a special place in our hearts forever.

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    Susan adams

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    My deepest condolences to the family of my “Other Mother”. My heart is broken for all of you but knowing she has been reunited with George is a great comfort. God Bless!

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    Tammy Bostwick Wells

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    My condolences on the death of Pat. She was a lovely person. She and George were great friends of my late parents, George and Roma Bostwick, in Leonardville on Deer Island. Take care.

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    Peter Mayotte

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    I’m so sorry to see the passing of my beloved kindergarten teacher. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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    Dana and Maureen Conley

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    Our condolences to the Merrill Family on your loss

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    Pat Jamros

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    To the Merrill Family……
    I was very saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a wonderful and fine friend and always had a wonderful smile on her face. I recently was playing word games with her on line.
    She will truly be missed by her family, her Church and this Community.
    Dear Pat…Rest in Eternal Peace.

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    Sharon Long

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    Our deepest condolences to the Merrill family, I worked with Pat for over 30 years, she was a wonderful lady, she will be missed.

    John and Sharon Dorsey Long

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    Tom Christiano

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    Mrs. Merrill was such a thoughtful and kind person. I always enjoyed speaking with her at many of our town gatherings. She will be greatly missed by everyone who has ever known her.

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    Katherine St. Clair

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    Sending prayers of comfort and peace to Mrs Merrill’s family and friends.
    A North Chelmsford resident

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    Becky Warren

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    My sympathies to Pat’s entire family. I have many fond memories of Pat’s volunteer work with the Chelmsford Historical Society. She and George loved sharing town history with me – and I am grateful to have learned so much from both of them.

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    Ken and Ann Carter

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    Ken and I were so sad and disappointed to see the obituary for Pat Toms Merrill in our local “Quoddy Tides” Obituary section! Ken’s brother Arthur was a classmate with Pat, and Ken knew her and appreciated her so much. We were both very excited to receive an email from her last summer saying that she was going to be in the area. Unfortunately, a number of things kept getting in the way of our meeting up with her and her daughter Judy, and we were looking forward to better luck next summer! Now, we are so disappointed to have missed getting to see her, and me Ann, getting to know her! We extend the greatest sympathy to all the family and loved ones who will miss her. That she is with her husband again is a consolation. God rest her soul!

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