SAUGUS - Mr. William B. Merrithew, Jr., age 69, died on Thursday, November 23rd at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the loving husband of Janice Merrithew with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Barbara (Ludwig) Merrithew of Saugus & the late William B. Merrithew, Sr. Mr. Merrithew was a Vietnam U.S. Air Force veteran and he worked as a Chief Financial Officer for an investment company. He was a past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, DeFranzo Post 2346. He was also an avid golfer and loved to travel. He had been a Saugus resident for most of his life.
In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Merrithew leaves his beloved daughter, Jill Marie Andrews of Wakefield; four cherished grandchildren, Kara and Briana Giannelli, Shane and Seth Andrews; one great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Ghika; two sisters, Helen McCormack of Rowley and Nancy Huffman of Saugus; one son-in-law, Kevin Andrews. He is predeceased by his sister Heather Merrithew.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to The Saugus Veterans Relief Fund, Veterans Services Office, 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the VFW DeFranzo Post 2346, 190 Main St., Saugus on Monday at 11 a.m. followed by a social celebration of life, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Arrangements by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, SAUGUS.
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