BRUNSWICK — Rosemarie Merrill, 70, of Brunswick, died unexpectedly Jan. 31 at her home.
She was born June 4, 1942, in Rutland Vt., the daughter of Kenneth E. and Florabelle Polly Merrill. She was raised in Sherbourne, Vt., and graduated from Lancaster Academy and Atlantic Union College.
Merrill taught at Pine tree Academy in Freeport and later worked as a receptionist in the offices of Dr. Stroud, Dr. Morganstern and Dr. Kalvoda in Brunswick. She also worked as a transcriptionist at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick and at Mid Coast Hospital, before retiring in 2010.
A caregiver to Dorothy Dennen, Merrill was a caring, considerate, compassionate and true friend to many. Her home was always open to neighbors and friends.
She was a lover of animals, especially her dog Dewey.
Merrill was predeceased by her three brothers, Harold, Milton and Vernon Merrill. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Madeline Merrill of Vermont, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Brunswick Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brunswick. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.