The angels came on Sept. 16th and took another soul to heaven. Eddie died peacefully in his sleep after suffering years of COPD. He was the son of the late Edward and Loretta (Thompson) Merrick. Mr. Merrick grew up in Charlestown and moved to Revere where he met his wife Lucille and raised his family before moving to Peabody.
Eddie worked many jobs as a young man, he drove taxis, was employed with the city, worked as a special police officer in Revere, oversaw security at Revere Drive-in and Revere flea markets and worked at the Essex County Sheriffs Dept. He finished his career as head of security for Showcase Cinemas. He enjoyed law enforcement activities. He was a member of the Revere Moose Club for many years.
Eddie Leaves his wife of 56 years, Lucille (Spagnolo) Merrick of Peabody, his two daughters, Dawn Grant of Middleton and Carrie Merrick Callahan of Danvers, a son Edward W. Merrick, Jr., of Peabody and his fiancé Jenn. Also leaving four grandchildren, Kaycee and Erin Grant of Middleton and Emma and Drew Callahan of Danvers. He was the brother of Karen Anderson and her husband Gene of Somerville. Eddie was predeceased by two son-in-law's, Michael Grant and Philip Callahan and a sister Barbara McHugh. He has many nieces and nephews and leaves his special companion Pearl the dog. He had a great life and will be missed by all that knew him.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider making a donation in Eddie's name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., B102, Danvers MA 01923
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