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Merrill R McNelly

July 5, 1939 ~ November 3, 2016 (age 77)

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November 11, 2016

5:07 PM to 7:00 PM
Carr Funeral Home
24 Hill St.
Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588

Funeral Service
November 12, 2016

10:00 AM
Blackstone Valley United Methodist Church

Whitinsville, MA 01588

SUTTON ... Merrill R. McNelly, 77, died Thursday, November 3, in the Beaumont Nursing & Rehab Center, Northbridge. He is survived by a brother Clyde McNelly, and his wife, Norma, of Douglas, and a sister, Eileen McNelly, of Whitinsville; and several nieces and nephews, including Troy Knight, in Florida. He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Charles, and George McNelly, and a sister, Mary Knight.

Mr. McNelly was born in Northbridge, July 5, 1939, a son of John and Agnes (Thompson) McNelly. He grew up in Whitinsville, and moved to Sutton in 1962. He was a graduate of Northbridge High School, and he was a United States Navy veteran.

He was a facilities support assistant at Unibank, in Whitinsville, for many years, and previously worked at Witt Armstrong Caterpillar, in Hopkinton, for 15 years.

Mr. McNelly was a member of the Blackstone Valley United Methodist Church, in Whitinsville, where he sang in the choir and was a featured soloist. He had been active with Boy Scout Troop 155 since 1967, and also served as Skipper of the former S.S. Thomas Sea Scout Ship in Whitinsville.

Mr. McNelly's Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, November 12, in the Blackstone Valley United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling Hours will be 5-7 PM, Friday, November 11, in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill Street, Whitinsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Fund of the Blackstone Valley United Methodist Church, 61 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA, 01588.

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