Herbert B. Mershon


Mershon, Herbert B., 86, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Irma (Lefkoff) Mershon for 60 years. Born in Haverhill, MA, a son of the late Ben and Mollie (Elfenbein) Mershon, he had lived in Cumberland, RI for 30 years, previously living in Haverhill, MA.  He was the owner and founder of ArtVac Corporation.  Herbert was an Army veteran, serving in stateside. He was a graduate of Tilton Academy and Tufts University.  Herbert was on the Board of Directors of New Hampton School.  He was also actively involved with the Two-Ten Foundation.  Devoted father of Jeffrey Mershon (Elaine) of Medway, MA, Rusty Mershon (Susan) of Lincoln, RI and Faith Goldberg of Atlanta, GA.  Dear brother of J. Robert Mershon (Helene) of Alpharetta, GA and the late Solomon and Sylvia Mershon.  Loving grandfather of Matthew (Jared), Jillian (Stephen), Blaire, Reed, Abby, Ben and Sara. Cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held SUNDAY at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. A graveside service will be held on MONDAY at 11:00 a.m. in Children of Israel Cemetery, 324 Middle Road, Haverhill, MA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 41659, Providence, RI 02940 or to the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at the home of Rusty and Susie, 419 Albion Rd, Unit 35, Lincoln, RI on Sunday 2-8 p.m., Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-6 p.m.


  1. hilda m lyon
    Jul 19, 2019

    I go to Irma ‘s class and several time saw her husband. nice guy and my sympathy is with all the family. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Louise & Bob Shea
    Jul 20, 2019

    Dear Irma & family:
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on Herb’s passing. He was a wonderful man and always such a gentleman. He always seemed to enjoy the MWF social events. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Louise & Bob Shea

  3. Ken Gottschalk
    Jul 21, 2019

    My wife Marianne and I go to Irma’s classes at the Lincoln Senior center where we also got to know Herb. A wonderful and gracious gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all of knew him.

  4. Della Kay
    Jul 23, 2019

    I also attend Irma’s classes at The Center, Herb always had a smile for everyone.
    Irma, thinking of you, condolences to you and your family.

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