Obituary: Mary Louise (Blake) Merrill Endicott – Portland Press Herald –

8November 2020

Mary Louise( Blake)Merrill Endicott

FALMOUTH– Mary Louise (Blake) Merrill Endicott, 91, of Falmouth, passed away Nov. 4, 2020 at the Gosnell Memorial Home with her children around her. Mary Lou was born March 29, 1929 to John and Florence (Mitchel) Blake of Falmouth. She attended Falmouth schools and Vesper George School of Art in Boston. In 1950 she married David Merrill and raised four children. Mary Lou worked for several insurance provider in Portland and as an industrial artist for Grace Press, Seavey Printers, and the Wise Guide. In 1985 she married Fred Endicott.Throughout her life Mary Lou delighted in singing. She sang in church choirs anywhere she lived and sang with the Sweet Adeline’s Casco Bay of Portland and Yarmouth for 16 years. She was active in numerous churches and a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.Mary Lou took pleasure in painting, gardening, playing the piano, and genealogy. Household activities included outdoor camping and skiing. She enjoyed checking out other cultures, her journeys consisted of trips to Germany, England, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean Islands. After living 12 years with her son in Saco, her last years were invested at the Inn at Town Square in Gorham.Mary Lou is survived by her son, Peter Merrill and his spouse Joanne of Saco, her child, Catherine (Merrill) Liberty and her hubby Peter of Falmouth; four grandchildren, James Merrill of Holden, Christin Liberty of New York City, N.Y., Kristy Allie and her fiancé Mark Dussault of Saco, and Sylas Allie of Saco; two great-grandchildren, Dalton Sousa and Justyce Dussault of Saco. She is also endured by many cherished nieces and nephews. Mary Lou made and valued friends all over she went.She is predeceased by her moms and dads; her partners; her earliest son, John Merrill and her youngest kid, Thomas Merrill; her brother, Robert Blake and his spouse Elizabeth, and her sis, Ruth Thompson and her spouse George “Tom”. Due to COVID restrictions an event will be held off. Arrangements are in care of Hobbs Funeral service Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, ME 04106. Online condolences may be expressed at Need to pals desire, memorial donations might be made toHospice of Southern Maine,180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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