Dorothy Merrill

March 24, 1928November 21, 2013

Dorothy C. Merrill, 85, a resident of Sandwich, died Thursday, Nov. 21, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Merrill was the loving wife of Robert M. Merrill for 54 years prior to his death in 2009. After graduating from Regis College in 1949, she was an elementary school teacher for several years in Arlington and Stoughton public schools. Mrs. Merrill volunteered as a docent for a number of years at The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, when she and her husband made their home there. She also volunteered for many years at Heritage Museums & Gardens and at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, both of Sandwich.

Mrs. Merrill leaves three children, Linda M. Merrill of Sandwich; Robert E. Merrill and his wife, Marybeth C. Merrill, of Warwick, R.I.; and Donald R. Merrill and his wife, Paula J. DeJohn, of Aurora, Colo.; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth C. Merrill of Brighton and Kathryn A. Merrill of Brookline.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Corpus Christi Church, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich. The family will welcome visitors from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich. Burial services will take place at Sandwich Town Cemetery, Route 130.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the support of the gardens at Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich, MA 02563.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013


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Rod Hoel

November 26, 2013


All my thoughts and hugs are with you during your loss.

Dave & Sheila Miller

November 25, 2013

Dear Bob, Marybeth and the Merrill Family,

We were saddened to learn of your mom's passing. May your good memories sustain you at this difficult time. We'll remember her and all of you in our prayers.

November 25, 2013

Your mother was always such a gracious lady, I am so sorry for your loss.

November 25, 2013

Lisa I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. MC and I will keep her and your family in your prayers.

Connie Blake

November 25, 2013

To the Merrill Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was a special lady as your Dad was a special gentleman. Will always remember them. My dedicated Thursday volunteers at RHCI. God Bless you all.

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

November 25, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Diane Sargent

November 24, 2013

Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Mothers hold such a special place in our hearts. My prayers are with you and your family.

Joan Jolley

November 24, 2013

Dear Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. Her strength, smile, love of the arts, beauty, and of beautiful things live on in you. My prayers are with you and with her.

sharyn Fireman

November 24, 2013

Very sorry for your loss. A Mother is a special angel and she will be looking after you always. Sharyn Fireman

Leslie Carothers

November 24, 2013

Dear Linda: My prayers are with you and your entire family during this hard time. You have many, many friends, offline and online, who understand and care - including me. {{ hugs }}

In Sympathy ~