Edith M. Merrifield, 88, widow of Charles A. Merrifield, a longtime Rockport resident, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

Born in Rockport, June 22, 1932, she was a daughter of Ernest, Sr. and Inez Davis Douglas. She was educated in Rockport schools.

First employed several years at Sylvania’s in Waldoboro, Edith later worked more than 20 years as a stitcher at van Baalens in Rockland until the closing of that facility. She then worked several years at the Samoset Resort and finished her working career with Target Marketing in Rockland.

Edith was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was noted was as a woman who always felt free to speak her mind.

She enjoyed knitting as well as sitting and watching people go by.

Other than her parents and husband, Edith was pre-deceased by three brothers, Arthur, Ernest “Tom” Jr. and George; and great-grandson Timothy James “TJ” Dodge, Jr. She is survived by daughter Gloria Leach and husband Louis of Rockland; two sons, Donald Merrifield and wife Gayle of Augusta, James Merrifield of Union; daughter-in-law Leona Douglas of Lewiston; two sisters, Evelyn Taylor of Cushing, Barbara Grigor of Rockland; 10 grandchildren, Louis Leach Jr., Holli Jewell, Pam Dodge, Katie Shaw, Douglas Merrifield, Cherri Severson, Seren Merrifield, Jamie Melville, Mindy Merrifield, Kim Merrifield; many great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to a walk-through visitation, from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. Guests are asked to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the West Rockport Cemetery, Park Street. The Rev. David English will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Rockport Baptist Church, P.O. Box 221, West Rockport, ME 04865. To share a memory with Edith’s family, visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.