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“Very sorry to hear of your loss,rmember Michael & Joe being @ all the Melrose Elks Events. ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA - Friend

“Rick so sorry to hear if your loss. Wish I could have presented my condolences in person. ”
2 of 29 | Posted by: Mik Sullivan - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“To the Merrick family I just want to say how sorry I am of the loss of your son and friends Mike was a great classmate and he will be forever missed ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Jill Santos - Reading, MA

“My sincerest condolences to the entire Merrick family. Mike was one of my oldest & closest friends. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your loving...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Sean Kiely - Murray, UT - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy the entire Merrick Family Anne and Russ Garrity Melrose Mass ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Anne Garrity - Melrose, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son (and Brother). Our hearts break for you. May fond memories be a comfort for you at this...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Bianchi - Mendon, MA

“Rick and the whole Merrick Family and DeFazio family. My heat aches for all of you, Michael was a very nice person and kind. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“Rick,Christene,Tracy and Joe.My heart breaks for you all.Having spent many years as ' UNCKIE MARK ' to mike and uncle to tracy and joe, where some of...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: mark heath - salem, NH

“I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed.. ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Steve Cuppernell - Brandon, FL

“Sorry for your lossSympathies to all family and friends. ❤❤ ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Joyce Smith Bluestein - VA

“Mikes memory will never be forgotten. I will always remember all the good times we have had, growing up, vacationing together, and at our family...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Cheryl Hurley - Family Friend

“Kevin and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Michael He was a fighter that is for sure We will include your family in our nightly prayers ...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: therese hickey hickey - melrose, MA

“Mav, Christine. Tracy and Joe, so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time.Sincerely, Dave, Charlene,...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: David Merrick - Madeira beach, FL

“My sincere condolences to the Merrick Family. I will always remember Michael's contagious smile and caring personality. RIP Dear Michael. ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: Connie OConnor - Melrose - Friend

“My deepest sympathies to the entire Merrick family, Richard Mav and all the family. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: frances fondulis - MA - Friend

“Mav and family im so very sorry for your loss sending love and prayers RIP MIKE ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Anne Ramette - wakefield, MA

“Mav, I am so terribly sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Rick Rudolph - Georgetown, MA

“Christine and Frank and Family, I'm so so sorry to hear about your sons passing. God Bless him . God Bless all of you! May he RIP ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia A VarneyBoyson - Milton, VT

“Mike and I played Little League Baseball together. First, we were teammates on the Reds in the Federal League at the Lincoln School field with Rob...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Jim Gorman - Reading, MA

“Julie and Joe united our families and we had only just begun to get to know each other... I am so sorry you had to leave so soon.....Julie always...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Cheryl Barrett Acker - Manchester, NH

“You will be missed Mike ,More than you know..My Heart Breaks for your family. GOD Speed my friend, You are in my thoughts and prayers . As well as...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Christina DeFrenza - Londonderry, NH

“Mike aka mav my bff my bro I will miss u more then u know we have great memories & good times. Condolences to ur family & friend unto we meet again ....Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Jarrod & Gretchen Coffill - CT

“Richard and family. So sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. Sending prayers. ”
23 of 29 | Posted by: Margie McKone - Naples, FL

“Mav, we are so sorry to hear about your son, and we send our deepest sympathy to you as well as all of your family. We hope that your memories will...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Phil Beauchamp - South Easton, MA

“My condolences go out to the Merrick family. Mike's memory will never be forgotton. He was loved by everyone that knew him. I will miss him very much ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: Daniel Greeley - Malden, MA

“Tracy and Family, I'm so incredibly sorry. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 29 | Posted by: Janice (Goggin) Miller - Melrose, MA

“I am so sorry for your family's loss. Mike was an amazing guy so friendly to everyone, and always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Megan Turner - Quincy, MA

“I am so truly heartbroken by this loss, I have so many great memories of him. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. ❤ ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Keri Chambers (Babcock) - GA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Michael P. Merrick, of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 11, 2019 at 40 years of age. Michael was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1997. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked for Brox Industries in Dracut as a Laborer for the Laborer's Union Local # 22 for 18 years. Michael was an avid Boston sports fan, enjoyed playing little league baseball in Melrose and football for the Melrose High School Football team. He was very kind, friendly, had a big heart and a great smile. Michael always cared for other's and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed his work and his nieces, nephews and family was the most important part of his life.

Michael was the loving son of Christine (Stella) DeFazio & her husband Frank of Melrose. Beloved son of Richard G. Merrick, Jr. of Melrose. Cherished grandson of Edmund & the late Lucy Ronayne of Melrose and the late Richard & Florence Merrick. Caring brother of Tracy Zullo & her husband Christopher of Wakefield and Joseph Merrick & his wife Julie of Melrose. Devoted uncle of Isabella, Christopher, Nicholas and Kaia Rose. Also survived by aunts, uncles, relatives & friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.