George H. Merrill

  • Born: November 22, 1942
  • Died: July 26, 2019
  • Location: Littleton, New Hampshire

Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium

101 Union St
Littleton, NH 03561

Tel. (603) 444-3311

Tribute & Message From The Family


LITTLETON, NH – George Merrill, 76, of Richmond Street, died July 26th, 2019 at the Morrison Nursing Facility in Whitefield, NH. He had failing health for a period of time and now his struggles are over, and he is at peace.

George was born in Plymouth, NH on November 22nd, 1942, son of Richard B. and Dorothea H. Merrill. He was a 1961 graduate of Littleton High School where he was passionate about playing football, basketball and baseball for his alma mater, "The Littleton Crusaders." He was an avid lover of all New England sports teams and was entertained by the many televised games.

After his high school years were completed, he moved to Maine and went to Hanson's Barber School in Lewiston. Moving back to Littleton he opened a successful barber shop for ten years. He closed the doors for a better job opportunity working for United Parcel Service for twenty-nine years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and The Littleton Elks Club for over fifty years, bringing much enjoyment to his life.

George was an avid sportsman enjoying his fishing and hunting abilities for many years. He had the pleasure of taking trips to Newfoundland, Alaska, and Oswego, New York hoping to meet up with the big ones he had dreamed about.

George was a loyal man, providing for his family, enjoying his sons, and his modest comfortable home which brought him much happiness.

Surviving family members include his wife of 56 years, Edie of Littleton, NH and their two sons Gregory S. Merrill of Berkley, CA and his partner Roger Daniels, also Jeffrey T. Merrill and his wife Stefanie of Littleton; three very special grandsons, Jonathan, Charles, and Talli; two sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Mayfield, NY and Jacki Carbonneau and husband David of Lyman, NH, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother Dorothea, father Richard, brother Richard and sister Jane.

"The mountains and streams are calling, and I must go."

SERVICES – There will be no calling hours. A private family committal will be done prior to his Celebration of Life. His Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 PM at the Elks Lodge in Littleton, with a catered buffet following.

Please omit flowers and send memorial donations to Hospice and the Littleton Senior Center.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Praying for the family as the days pass by, Love you all.

Posted by Pamela Gillespie - FirstFruit Learning Center, CA - Friend   August 20, 2019

Thinking of you all.

Posted by Michele Hood - Lowell, MA   August 09, 2019

"George was a Special Person. He was very kind with a friendly smile. Cheers, George". Eileen O'Neil Ball, Class of '61, LHS.

Posted by Eileen O'Neil Ball - Franconia, NH - Friend   August 07, 2019

George was a good friend since high school, golf and poker buddy for many years. Our best wishes to his family!

Posted by Brig & Patty Clark - Littleton, NH - Friend   August 02, 2019

So many great memories of George (& Edie) starting in high school and early marriages and class of '61 reunions in his backyard pool. We shared a love of NE sports, Cribbage at his barber shop and his next door neighbors Chet & Priscilla Hartshorn. (parents of my wife Susan) He was special.

Posted by Bryan Whitcomb - Broomfield, CO - Family Friend   August 02, 2019

Edie: Condolences to you and family. Jack Blaney

Posted by Jack Blaney - Middleburg, FL - Friend   August 02, 2019

Thinking off everyone during this difficult time

Posted by Shelley Knights-Pelletier - Littleton, NH - Friend   August 01, 2019

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