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Merritt, Lois (Howard)

Merritt, Lois (Howard)

Merritt - Lois (nee Howard)
Age 92, of Amherst, NY, died while with family in Haverhill, MA, on April 26, 2019. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Cecilia (Tait) Howard and graduated Buffalo Seminary in 1945. When her children were young, she was an active member in the PTA and the Amherst Garden Club. She was President of both and obtained her Flower Show Judges Certificate and judged many local shows. She later started a career as an Interior Designer, first at Wm. Hengerer's for 10 years then at Adam Meldrum & Anderson for 20 years, and finally working as an independent designer for 12 years. She loved her work as a designer and many of her customers became her closest friends. She decorated rooms in the first four Junior League show houses. Her favorite pastimes included downhill skiing, gardening, bridge, and Scottish country dancing. Lois will be missed and lovingly remembered by her sons Scott and wife Fran Merritt, Mark and wife Marianne Merritt, and Michael and wife Mary Merritt, and daughter-in-law Debi (Merritt) Cobb. Her grandchildren Elizabeth and husband Matthew Brown, Kelsey Merritt, Michelle Merritt, William Merritt, James Merritt. Her step-grandchildren Tobi and husband Evan Young, and Kristen and husband Michael Cox, and step-grandchildren Romilly Young, and Fiona and Ian Cox. Lois is pre-deceased by her husband James Merritt and son Richard Merritt. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 4th, at 9:30 AM at Christ the King Church, Snyder. Please assemble at the church. Interment will follow at Elmlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Lois requested donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 93 of Kingston, NH which may be sent to the VFW Post 1088; 1088 NH 125; Kingston, NH 03848. Condolences at Arrangements by PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, Williamsville.

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