Merritt Vincent Collamore, 65, a resident of Waldoboro Village Apartments, died Dec. 29, 2009, at his residence after battling heart disease for many years.

Merritt was born May 14, 1944, in South Hiram, the son of Edwin and Ferne Eldridge Collamore. He grew up in Bremen and attended school there.

He was a longtime clammer in Bremen, retiring due to his failing health in 1999.

Merritt loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a successful hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed bowling at DePatsy’s Bowling Lanes in Waldoboro and spending time in the Moosehead Lake region anytime he could. Most recently, he was known to keep an eye downtown from his corner in front of Sam Cohen’s office.

He was predeceased by a brother, Sterling Collamore.

He is survived by his wife of 30-plus years, Wanda Wildes Collamore of Waldoboro; two sons, Jason Baker and his wife, Kristen, of Washington and Vincent Collamore of Ripley; a daughter, Melissa Pyznarski and her husband, Andrew, of Thomaston; three grandchildren, Jeremy Collamore of Ripley, Ryan Pyznarski of Thomaston and Lucas Baker of Washington; a brother, Bradley Collamore and his wife, Patty, of Bremen; two sisters, Ellen Collamore of Bremen and Sandra Lewis and her husband, Teddy, of Bristol; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and sister- and brother-in-laws.

Friends are invited to call Monday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro, where a celebration of Merritt’s life will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Dorr will officiate.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Maine Cardiology, c/o Maine Medical Center Cardiology Division, Maine Medical Development Department, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102 in Merritt’s memory.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waldoboro. Condolences to the family may be made to hallfh@myfairpoint.net.