2015-11-20 / Obituaries

Joanne Lou Merchberger

Joanne Lou Merchberger, longtime resident of Dayton, peacefully lost her battle with cancer Nov. 7, 2015 at her home.

Born Dec. 17, 1944, she was the daughter of Joseph Elton and Ethel Bertina (Dow) Mullett.

Joanne graduated with the class of 1962 from Thornton Academy. She retired from Corning Costar after many years of service. She attended the Advent Christian Church of Goodwins Mills as a child.

She is survived by her children, Michael

Merchberger of Dayton, Karen (and Patrick) Petrin of Standish, John Merchberger formerly of Dayton, and Tracey (and Herb) Goulden of Arundel; her grandchildren Jessica (and Joe) Garneau, Joshua and Alyssa Farrar, Tyler and Andrew Goulden, Kathleen Prestridge, Jordan, Josiah, Bethany and Benjamin Petrin; her four great-grandchildren; her brothers Raymond Mullett, Alan (and Linda) Mullett, and Leroy Mullett as well as her mother.

She was predeceased by her father and sister-in-law Marjorie Mullett.

Friends and family may call from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton (Bar Mills). A celebration of life will immediately follow at the funeral home and people are encouraged to wear bright colors. Pastor Ron Sargent will officiate. Committal will then follow at the Goodwins Mills Cemetery, Lyman.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Joanne’s honor Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, Maine 04106-5447.

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