Richville – Margaret A. Merritt, 79, formerly of Richville, passed away Sunday, August 03, 2014 at her home in West Monroe, under the care of her family and Hospice of Central New York. Funeral services are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Margaret was born October 23, 1934, the daughter of Clifton and Laura Whitney. She married Lester G. Merritt on June 5, 1952 at the church of the Nazarene in Gouverneur. Lester, a retired driller for Longyear and International Talc, passed away November 24, 1982. Margaret was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Margaret is survived by a son, Lester Merritt of St. Petersburg, FL; three daughters, Sandy Reynolds of Evans Mills, Cindy Pierce of West Monroe and Rhonda Piltz of Fort Myers, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Agnes Silsby of Fine, Juanita LaParr of Harrisville and Elsie Liscum of Gouverneur; two brothers, Lawrence Whitney of Natural Bridge and Ronnie Whitney of Massena; and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Susan Merritt who passed away May 10th; and brothers and sisters.