Monday, March 25, 2013
Former Lynnfield selectman died on Wednesday. Wake is on Tuesday at Dello Russo Funeral Home in Medford with a Wednesday funeral mass at St. Maria Goretti.
A wake for former Lynnfield Selectman Al Merritt is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dello Russo Funeral Home at 306 Main Street in Medford, according to an email from town hall. Merritt died on Wednesday, March 20th, several months after he left the board of selecmen to focus on a battle against cancer. On Wednesday, March 27th, the funeral is held at the funeral home at 10 a.m., with an 11 a.m. funeral mass at St. Maria Goretti. Interment is at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. An obituary was expected to be posted later Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Maria Goretti Sanctuary Fund, 112 Chestnut Street, Lynnfield MA 01940.
Years before moving to Lynnfield, Merritt had a four-year baseball scholarship to Georgetown and earned a medal for highest proficiency on state of Virginia's CPA exam.
Monday, March 25
The following obituary appears at this link on Legacy.com. MERRITT, Charles Allen, Jr. A retired finance and insurance executive, and Lynnfield Selectman, died peacefully on March 20, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 72 years old. Mr. Merritt was the son of the late Charles and Kathryn (Fox) Merritt of Virginia. He leaves his wife of 41 years, Beverly (Fiumara), his five children, Charles and his wife Lorianne of Tennessee, Mark and his wife Jayne of Virginia, Kevin and his wife Elizabeth of Connecticut, Brian and his wife Ingri of New York, and Julie of MA, and his eleven grandchildren: Mark, Kevin, Charles, Jack, Emily, William, Kaitlyn, Theodore, Kayla, Georgia, and Virginia. He also leaves his sisters: Cecilia Bailey of …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Early this year, colleagues voted to name future community space at MarketStreet after popular former selectman.
Former Lynnfield Selectman Al Merritt died on Wednesday, March 20th, this website has learned. Merritt stepped down from the board of selectmen at the beginning of 2013 to focus on his battle against cancer. Before doing so, he sat down with local media outlets for an interview where he looked back on his years of service to the town of Lynnfield. In that interview, Merritt recalled how he had moved to Lynnfield in 1974 with his wife of 41 years, Beverly. They raised five children together with 11 grandchildren. As a selectman, Merritt was first elected in 2008 and still had one year left on his second term when he left office. Merritt was a former finance committee member and chaired the town's school building committee in 2001 and its …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Citing former colleague's service to the town, selectmen vote to name community area at MarketStreet after Al Merritt.
The new community space at MarketStreet Lynnfield will be named after former Selectman Al Merritt, who resigned on December 31st for health reasons. Bob MacKendrick and Dave Nelson approved the proposal Monday night to name the forthcoming facility “The Al Merritt Media And Cultural Center.” Nelson noted that the name has already been discussed with both Merritt and with National Development, the company building MarketStreet Lynnfield. Merritt’s seat on the board of selectmen remains vacant until the April town election. Nelson noted that the naming choice was “in honor of Al’s service to the (MarketStreet) project and to his outstanding service to the town of Lynnfield.” MacKendrick concurred that naming the center after Merritt is “…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Selectman Al Merritt resigned effective Dec. 31 to focus on his fight against a serious medical diagnosis. He recently spoke with local media about his work as a public servant in Lynnfield.
Last month, Lynnfield Selectman Al Merritt announced that he would be leaving office December 31st, to continue his fight against cancer. Before stepping down, Merritt took some time to speak with local media about some of the accomplishments he is most proud of as he completes a decade of active public service in the town. Merritt has lived in Lynnfield since 1974 with his wife, Beverly. The two have been married 41 years and have five grown children and 11 grandchildren. They are also both active members of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Lynnfield. Merritt is a certified public accountant by trade and is also a former insurance company executive who played a key role in the Liberty Mutual IPO. In town, Merritt was first elected to the board…