Gladys Merrill Obituary – Wallingford and Old Saybrook, CT

Gladys E. Merrill, 98, of Masonic Healthcare Center, Wallingford, formerly of Old Saybrook and Port Charlotte, FL, died Friday (December 27, 2002) at Masonic Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Merrill. She was born in New Britain, August 11, 1904, a daughter of the late John and Ella Didsbury Middleton. Until her retirement in 1965 she worked as a secretary. She is survived by a son, Jay Merrill of Old Saybrook; and a daughter, Barbara J. Maynard of Old Saybrook; three grandsons, Mark M. Maynard of Roxbury, Barry E. Maynard of Old Saybrook and David J. Maynard of Old Saybrook; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. BC Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St., Wallingford, is in charge of arrangements. Gifts in her memory are suggested to be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, PO Box 70, Wallingford, 06492. See obituary at