Merrye Virginia Leavitt, 75

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WISCASSET — Merrye Virginia Leavitt, 75, died Nov. 3 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

Born in Bath on Nov. 5, 1935, she was a daughter of Holden and Carrie Wright. She attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1954.

On Nov. 20, 1955, she married Donald W. Leavitt Jr., who she met while roller skating. She was employed at Newbury’s in Bath, doing clambakes on Cabbage Island and at Key Bank for 23 years.

She was a president of the Damariscotta Region B.P.W., a Girl Scout leader and secretary and treasurer of the Wiscasset Rod & Gun Club. She enjoyed doing puzzles, sewing, braiding rugs, painting, birds, gardening and summer cookouts. Her family will remember her as a great cook who loved to have them over for the holidays.

Leavitt was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Donald W. Leavitt Jr.; son Donald M. Leavitt and his wife Valerie of Wiscasset; daughter Vickie L. Hersom and her husband Robert of Wiscasset; sister Edna Wright of Bath; five grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held Nov. 5 at Daigle Funeral Home in Wiscasset followed by a funeral service on Nov. 6. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556. Condolences may be made online at