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MERRILL. Stephen W. Merrill, 70, of Suffield, beloved husband of Toni (Morabito) Merrill passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Baystate Hospital, Springfield, MA. Born December 29, 1946 in Biddeford, ME, son of the late Hugh and Doris (Rumery) Merrill. He grew up in Maine before moving to Manchester, CT and later to Lynn, MA where he graduated from Salem State College with a Bachelor of Science. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, after the war he lived in Lynn, MA for over 30 years where he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in the town of Malden, MA. He was a member of the William P. Connery, Jr. Lynn Post 68 American Legion and a member of the Mt. Carmel Lodge # 1805 in Lynn, MA. He resided in Suffield, CT for the past 15 years where he continued to enjoy his many hobbies including; fishing, bird watching, photography, traveling and being outside. His greatest passion in life was his family. Besides Toni, his wife of 15 years, he is survived by his children, Jennifer Merrill of AZ, Julie Kartsounis of Middleton, MA, Barbara Merrill, Stephen Merrill Jr. of Groveland, MA, Kelsie Merrill of Suffield, CT; his step children, Lisa Zimmer of AZ, Sandra McCrea of Melrose, MA, Ashley Greenwood of West Haven, CT, Stephanie Doucette of Suffield, CT; a sister, Ann Merrill of Manchester, CT; and many grandchildren. His family will receive friends Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N. (Rt. 159), Suffield. A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, September 15, 10:00 AM, in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suffield Emergency Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078.