Henry N. Merrill II

Feb 13, 2020
Henry Merrill II

Waldoboro — Henry Norman Merrill II, “Chipper”, 58, passed away after a short illness Feb. 8, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born April 7, 1961, in Gardiner to Henry N. Merrill and Pearle C. (Cogswell) Merrill.

Chipper graduated from Medomak Valley High School, in the class of 1979. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served from 1979 until 1987, achieving the rank of ES-Petty Officer Second Class.

After his service, Henry, a.k.a "Chipper" worked for Whirlpool in South Carolina for two to three years, then moved back to Maine and worked for the Samoset Hotel and Nautica.

He then changed fields and became a tow truck driver and a car mechanic. In the fall of 2006, he started working at Bath Iron Works as a designer and eventually worked his way up to project engineer.

Chipper enjoined riding his Harley Davidson, fishing and building ship, car and military tank models. He was a Maine Freemason (Mount Olivet Lodge) and a NRA lifetime member.

Chipper is predeceased by his parents, Pearle and Henry Merrill and brothers, Jason and Joel Merrill.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Shannon Linn Merrill of Waldoboro, step-son, Ian C. Simmons and companion, Jess Allen, of Waldoboro; brothers Matthew Merrill of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Daniel Merrill and companion, Janet Dwelley, of Thomaston and his sister Kathy Dudley, as well as his nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be in the spring.

To extend online condolences, visit hallfuneralhomes.com.

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