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HAVERHILL: Richard C. Merritt, Jr., 56, husband of Tammy A. (Tracy) Merritt, passed away December 31, 2017 at Boston Medical Center with his family by his side. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Richard C. Merritt, Sr. and Nancy A. (Smith) Rajotte. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1980 specializing in the machine shop. He was employed as a machinist with J & B Machine for many years. Richard was retired. He was an avid motorcyclist and gear head. He loved working on projects for himself as well as for friends and family. His love of motorcycling brought him to Laconia Bike Week every year. Richard was part of a special motorcycle club, R.O.M.E.O., which met two days a week. He also enjoyed going to bike night each week. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, friends and his cat "Magoo". He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his loving wife Tammy, he is survived by his son, Stephen W. Merritt of Haverhill; his step son, Corey M. Jones of Haverhill; stepdaughter, Chelsea T. Patti and her partner Kyle L. Bolen of Amesbury; brothers and sisters, Theresa J. Caruso and her husband, Paul T. of Dracut; Michael A. Goodrich of Florida, Gary F. Goodrich and his wife, Lauren of Lunenburg; Carl A. Rajotte, Jr. of Manchester, N.H., Michelle Rajotte and her husband, Michael Wittrien of San Antonio, Texas; stepfather, Carl A. Rajotte of Manchester, NH; Paul Dirosa, Norman Sanscartier and Christina Sanscartier; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, January 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on January 3, 2018
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