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GUILFORD, Lucy Philbrick (Merritt) Pearson, 85, died peacefully January 24, 2001, at her home in Guilford. She was born June 8, 1915 in Dover, Delaware, daughter of David and Rosa O'Brien (Farnham) Merritt. At a young age the family returned to the Presque Isle area where she graduated from Presque Isle High School. As a young woman, she worked as a telephone operator in Augusta. She later worked at Hardwood Products Co in Guilford and then at the Guilford Woolen Mill for many years. She was a member of the Rebecca's and the Zephyrs Club of Guilford.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry L. Pearson. She is survived by two sons and their wives, David and Robbin Pearson of Gardiner and Fredrick and Patty Pearson of Oregon; a daughter, Sally Sue Pearson of Guilford; a sister and her husband, Joyce and Rodney Black of Presque Isle; five grandchildren, Harry, Kristin, Jason, Hayley and John; and one great grandson, Cody; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ray, Owen, and Thomson and three sisters, Nellie Merritt, Della Akeley and Lula Carter.

Friends may call 1-3 PM Friday, January 26, 2001, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to Carries Animal Shelter, 197 Charleston Road, Dexter, ME 04930.

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