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Merton C. Parlin

August 26, 1935 ~ September 11, 2017 (age 82)

Merton Cyrus Parlin, 82, of Anson passed away on Monday September 11, 2017 in Madison.


He was the only son of Cyrus Parlin and Marjorie Tibbetts Parlin, he was born on August 26th 1935, he attended school in Anson and graduated from Anson Academy in 1954. After High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1957.


Merton met his wife Janice VanMeter while in the Air Force and the two were married and settled in Maine. He worked for Kennebec Pulp and Paper in Madison for 20 years. When the mill shut down he went to work at James River – Otis, in Jay., he worked there for am additional 22 years.


Merton was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 39 in Madison and a lifetime member of the Masons at the Northern Star Lodge 0028 in North Anson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and enjoyed times with his family and friends.


Merton is survived by his wife of 60 years Janice, their two sons Peter and his wife Cristal of Skowhegan, Paul and his wife Deanna of Anson, daughters, Kelly Smith and her husband Glen, Freida Smith and her significant other James of Madison and Marjorie Bartlett and her husband Sam of Appleton.


Grandchildren Vincent, Colby and Logan Smith, Kelsey, Jacob and his fiance' Katie , Kaleb, Kaylin, and Josie Adams, Spencer and his fiance Amanda, Cyrus,Crystal, Ryan, Breanna and Brandan.


He is predeceased by his father and mother and granddaughter Jossilyn Adams.


The family would like to thank the staff and crew for excellent care at Maplecrest Living Center in Madison. In lieu of flowers please make donations to People Who Care Food Cupboard, PO Box 316 Madison Maine 04950



A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the American Legion hall on Maple Street in Madison. A committal service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM in Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Madison. To send a condolence to the family;y, please visit

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