Roger K. Merrill

April 15, 1957
- March 19, 2010

MILO - Roger K. Merrill, 52, beloved husband of Nancy (Sill) Merrill, died March 17, 2010, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born April 15, 1957, in Milo, the son of Vesta (Ellis) LeBretton. Roger was employed by Moosehead Manufacturing for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and especially enjoyed playing horseshoes, earning the nickname "Roger Ringer." He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his mother, Vesta LeBretton; a stepson, Jimmy Trott; a brother, Robert and his partner, Carol and her son, Alex; two sisters, Marcia Merrill and Bonnie Waterhouse; step siblings, Florence Hildreth, Thomas LeBretton and his wife, Joan, and Stephen LeBretton and his partner, Pepper; mother-in-law, Madeline; sister-in-law, Debbie and her husband, Don; brothers-in-law, Jimmy and his wife, Sarah, and Bobby and his wife, Donna; nieces, Tammy and her husband, Jeff, Dawn, Kristi and her partner, Jason, Bobbi and Joy; nephews, James, Tony and his partner, Jillian, and Duane and his partner, Jodi; great-nieces, Jessica, Sasha, Tasha, Tiffany, Courtney, Ashley and Kasey; great-nephews, Jeff, John, Joseph, Ryan and Garvin; and a great-great-nephew, Connor. He will be remembered by his large extended family, including many cousins from Maine, Oregon, Florida and Arizona; many good friends; and his beloved dog, Maddie, whom he adored. Roger was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Elnora Ellis; and his stepfather, Charles LeBretton. Friends are invited to share memories and fellowship 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at American Legion Hall, Milo. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association , 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101-3045. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in Bangor Daily News on March 19, 2010

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