Merrill S. Boynton, 96, died May 1, 2012 at his residence in Lamoine. He was born in Lamoine, May 20, 1915 the son of Chester M. and Mary Elizabeth (West) Boynton.
He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army as a combat engineer in Africa and Europe from 1941-1945. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. During his working career, Merrill was a building contractor in the Hancock County area. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
He is survived by a nephew, Robert Bearse; nieces, Donna Kabatek and Jeannette Caggiano. He was predeceased by his wife, Amanda Burns Boynton; siblings, Francis Boynton, Barbara Bearse, and Theodore Boynton.
A graveside service will be held 1:30 pm, Friday, May 4, 2012 at East Lamoine Cemetery, Lamoine with Rev. David Henry officiating.
A special thank you to Cathy Smeal and Merrill’s caregivers.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth
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