Merrill Seavey

Merrill Leland Seavey Jr.

1932 - 2020
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Merrill Leland Seavey Jr., 87, died February 15, 2020 in Bar Harbor. He was born April 25, 1932 in West Tremont, the son of Merrill L. and Georgia Bell (Freeman) Seavey Sr. Merrill served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the military, he was employed by the Jackson Laboratory from 1956 to 1994. Merrill was a member of the American Legion Post 69 of Southwest Harbor. He enjoyed lobster fishing, hunting and travel.
Merrill is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Elaine Arden (Whitney) Seavey, his sons, Sheldon Seavey and wife, Regina of Purcellville, VA, Gary Seavey and wife, Lori Stanley of Town Hill, a brother, George Seavey Sr. of West Tremont, step-son, Glenn Manring III of Lamoine, step-daughters, Lisa Manring of Brunswick and Betty Boghosian of Belgrade, six step-grandchildren; Glen IV, Clora and Mairi Manring, Amanda Becuchesne, Jared and Jessica Boghasian, six grandchildren; Colette Seavey, Jonathan Seavey, Dylan Seavey, Christine Seavey Crowley, Courtney Knowles and Merrill Jackson Seavey, and six great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marguerite Seavey and two brothers, Roger Seavey and Doug Freeman.
A celebration of life will be held 10:00AM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. In Lieu of flowers you may donate to Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Camp Road, Rome, ME 04963. The family would like to express thanks to Dr. Mark Kandutsch and staff for their exceptional care, MDI Hospital and the nursing staff, Beacon Hospice, and Dr. Mark Brown for care given during Merrill’s stay at the hospital.

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    February 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    February 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home (FFC)
    1139 Main Street
    MOUNT DESERT, ME 04660
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Cindy Bernstein

Posted at 04:43am
Merrill, you are going to be missed beyond words. Gordon, Jess and I grew up with you, Maggie, Sheldon and Gary always being such a huge part of our family. I will be forever great full for the blessing of knowing and loving you. I watched your gardening skills bloom every year and your lawn looking like green carpet. Your green thumb must have touched me, cause I am so at peace while gardening. We know I didn’t get that from either my mom or my dad (lol). Rest in peace, Merrill and see if you and Dad can stay outa trouble! I love you!

Love, Dylan and Jeanne

Posted at 09:19pm
Celebrating Life ~ John 3:16
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Nancy Butler

Posted at 09:27am
Merrill and my father Donald were cousins. Merrill's father, Merrill Sr and my father Donald "Duck" Seavey's father, William were brothers. I used to tease Merrill when I saw him about the time my husband Tim and Merrill went scalloping on Christmas Eve day. They were rounding the shoreline heading into the harbor when the engine quit, so with no one around to help, they paddled that big boat into the harbor with a shovel and a broom. RIP Merrill we will miss you. Nancy (Seavey) Butler


Posted at 07:54pm
Merrill always had a small on his face. He would tell us stories of him and the Seavey boys growing up. We are thinking of his family at this time and our prays. God Bless

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Posted at 10:30am
Jon, we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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