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Theresa Merritt
Theresa Merritt

Theresa Leo Merritt, 88, passed away on Aug. 26, 2016, in her home.

Born in Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Giacinto and Rose Leo. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of 46 years, Jack Merritt, before he passed away in 2001. She spent many years moving with him all around the world as a Navy wife. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Left to cherish her memory: her son, John Merritt; daughter, Sandra Hudson; grandchildren, James Merritt (Bekha), Rose Estes (Webb), Meredith Hageman (Eric), and Laura Forstedt (Josh); great-grandchildren, Tristan, Alex and Maddie Hageman and Hope Estes; a great-grandchild Forstedt on the way; sister, Dolly Fedeli; brother, John Leo; as well as a large extended family.

The family received friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at St. Pius X Church. Entombment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or Leukemia Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at