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Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service

13 Beckwith Ln, Old Lyme, CT

OBITUARY

Lawrence M. Merrill Sr.

July 11, 1935June 17, 2019
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Old Lyme- Lawrence M. Merrill Sr., 83, passed away at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on June 17, 2019. He was born on July 07, 1935 in Richmond, Maine, the son of Dorthea (Chetley) and Merle Merrill. He honorably served his country in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean war. He married Kathern DeBowes on June 7, 1958 in New Haven CT. Kathern Merrill predeceased him in 2006. Mr. Merrill attended the University of New Haven where he earned an Associate degree in Criminal Justice. He served for many years in the CT State Police retiring as a Lieutenant. He was the Old Lyme Resident Trooper, Governers Security Trooper and the Commanding Officer of the Forensic Lab as well as Troops K, F, G and H. He enjoyed singing and traveling with the choral group Cappella Cantorum. He loved spending time at his home in New Hampshire with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Niantic Sportsman Club where he loved to target shoot. He enjoyed hunting with his son and grandsons. Mr. Merrill is survived by his sister Beverly Jorgensen, son Lawrence Jr, three grandchildren Lawrence III, Lauren Elizabeth, and Mathew Hunter and great grandson Jonathan Christopher Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday June 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Ln., Old Lyme, CT. An interment will follow in Duck River Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00pm in the funeral home. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes and directions. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford CT 06405.

Services

  • Calling Hours Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 24, 2019

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Joe Faughnan

June 24, 2019

When I was assigned to Troop F, Larry became my closest colleague, when he lived in Milford and later in Old Lyme. I have fond memories of our relationship both on and off duty, especially in the early years of our career. After retirement enjoyed many conversations at CSP gatherings or when running into him often at Christie’s
He was a dedicated trooper, loyal husband to Kitty and great father to Larry Jr. I will sincerely miss Larry. God bless you

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Biography

Old Lyme- Lawrence M. Merrill Sr., 83, passed away at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on June 17, 2019. He was born on July 07, 1935 in Richmond, Maine, the son of Dorthea (Chetley) and Merle Merrill. He honorably served his country in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean war. He married Kathern DeBowes on June 7, 1958 in New Haven CT. Kathern Merrill predeceased him in 2006.
Mr. Merrill attended the University of New Haven where he earned an Associate degree in Criminal Justice. He served for many years in the CT State Police retiring as a Lieutenant. He was the Old Lyme Resident Trooper, Governers Security Trooper and the Commanding Officer of the Forensic Lab as well as Troops K, F, G and H.
He enjoyed singing and traveling with the choral group Cappella Cantorum. He loved spending time at his home in New Hampshire with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Niantic Sportsman Club where he loved to target shoot. He enjoyed hunting with his son and grandsons.
Mr. Merrill is survived by his sister Beverly Jorgensen, son Lawrence Jr, three grandchildren Lawrence III, Lauren Elizabeth, and Mathew Hunter and great grandson Jonathan Christopher Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Monday June 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Ln., Old Lyme, CT. An interment will follow in Duck River Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00pm in the funeral home. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes and directions. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford CT 06405.