1959 – 2013

GREENE — Dana R. Merrill, 54, of Greene, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 8, at his home.

He was born in New Jersey on Nov. 30, 1959, a son of Guy and Joan (Johnson) Merrill Sr. He later moved to Georgia, then Maine, at a young age. He was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1978. Dana worked in sales for several years; he worked for Gilman Electric for 12 of those years. On Sept. 5, 1993, he married Debra Tremblay at their home in Greene.

Dana was an avid sports fan, but was extremely passionate about his Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Red Sox. He was also a big connoisseur of music; he especially enjoyed listening to The Beatles and Bob Marley. He will always be remembered for his love of just sitting by the pool and listening to music. He also had a deep respect for nature and its living creatures.

He is survived by his mother, Joan Merrill, of Auburn; his wife of 20 years, Debra Merrill, of Greene; his three sons, Joshua Merrill of Lewiston, Matthew and his wife, Bethany, of Auburn and Taylor of Greene; and four siblings, Nancy Merrill of Auburn, Edward Merrill and his wife, Shannon, of Connecticut, Debbie Girouard and her husband, Skip, of Auburn and Guy Merrill and his wife, Annette, of Auburn. He also leaves behind his two beautiful grandchildren, whom he was so proud of and will miss dearly, Cade and Kendall Merrill; many nieces and nephews; Claire Burke, his former wife of Auburn; as well as his very close friends, Tim Poor, Lisa Fisher, Gene Lecompte and many others.

He was predeceased by his father, Guy Merrill Sr.; a son, Earvin Michael Merrill; his grandparents, Arlene and Lester Johnson and Joel and Lulu Merrill; as well as his good friends, Dave Van Loan and Mike Fortin.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Dana through the family’s guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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