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Howard Merritt Verrill

March 4, 1934 ~ February 23, 2018 (age 83)

HOWARD MERRITT VERRILL, 83, of New Gloucester, passed away in the comfort of his home on February 23, 2018.  He was born in New Gloucester, Maine on March 4, 1934 to parents Merritt and Angie Verrill.  He graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1951.


His wife of 59 years, Barbara Verrill, died January 2013.

Howard is survived by his sister Betty Robidoux,  and his children: Angie Maschino (George), David Verrill (Susan), Nancy Verrill, Donald Verrill (Oksana), Jane Stone (Chuck), Ann Ryan (Robert), Mary Verrill, Peter Verrill (Beth), Catherine Verrill (Beth Piper); 24 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several in-laws that he welcomed into the family, and his canine companion Sophie. He was predeceased by his brother Willis Verrill.


He served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a truck driver and a mechanic most of his working career.  He also spent time volunteering with the New Gloucester Fire Department.


Howard’s interests were camping, Tuesday night suppers, family gatherings, hearing who we thought was his favorite, attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, and being with all the family dogs. He also enjoyed the Boston Red Sox, NASCAR, hunting, and fishing.


Visitation will be held 5 to 8p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray where a funeral will be held 10a.m. Saturday. Donations may be made in Howard’s memory to:


Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

55 Strawberry Ave

Lewiston, ME 04240


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