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Obituary of Nancy L. Merrill (Talbot)


Nancy L. (Talbot) Merrill, 79, of Hudson, NH and formerly of McGraw, NY, passed away to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

A resident of Hudson for many years, Nancy was born in Cortland, NY on August 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Wright and Agnes Talbot and was wife of the late Delbert John “Del” Merrill, Jr. She grew up in McGraw, NY and attended McGraw Central School. After graduation in 1954, Nancy attended SUNY Cobleskill where she studied Nursery Education. She worked as a preschool teacher, various office jobs including a bank for many years, and for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She volunteered for many organizations and was very involved in her church in New Hampshire.

She is survived by her daughter, Meriba G. (Merrill) Johnson and son-in-law James Johnson of Manchester, NH; grandchildren, Alyssa and Nicholas Johnson of Manchester, NH; a brother John (and sister- in-law Janice) Talbot of NY; and sisters-in-law Meriba (& Paul) Killiam of Exeter, NH, Beverly (& Frank) Purstell of VA, Jean (& John) Ward of NC and the Rev. Genevieve (& Herman) DeHoog of FL; a brother-in-law, Dr. Will D. Merritt of NC; several nieces and nephews including her niece, Deborah Ward Hoglund with whom she shared her home for several years; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, “Del” Merrill, on July 10, 1994; and a sister-in-law, Pauline Merritt.

Funeral services are being held in Nashua, NH on Friday. A graveside service will be held at the McGraw Cemetery on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Fran Cochran officiating.

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