Barbara L. Merchant, 80, wife of the late Lewis L. Merchant, died October 8, 2020 in Portland after a brief and unexpected illness. She was born in Nov. 2, 1939 in Old Town, the daughter of Alphonse D. and Edna S. (Morin) Seymour.
Barbara was a 1958 graduate of Ellsworth High School and worked for more than 20 years at the lab at Eastern Maine Medical Center. She was a longtime resident of Levant and spent her winters during her retirement years in Florida with Lewis. Barbara was also a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Surviving are two children, Christine Merchant of Levant and Joann Ormsby and her husband, Raymond of Hermon; daughter-in-law, Vickie Merchant of Levant; six grandchildren, Ashley Richardson, Paul and Derek Ormsby, Michael and Matthew Merchant and Benjamin Whitney; six great grandchildren, Callie and Kaiden Richardson, Parker, Logan and Owen Ormsby and Alice Whitney; one sister-in-law, Janet Danico and her husband, Richard of Ellsworth; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her seven siblings, her husband, Lewis Merchant in 2017 and by her son Alan Merchant in 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be privately celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ohio St., Bangor. Burial will be at Waugh Cemetery, Levant. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Levant Fire & Rescue or to the Levant Recreation Dept., c/o Town of Levant, PO Box 220, Levant, ME 04456.
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A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church will be held privately due to current restrictions. Burial will be a Waugh Cemetery, Levant
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