Merril Wasserman

Merril Wasserman, age 103, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at Tockwotton in East Providence. He is predeceased by his parents Edward Wasserman and Lena Zarr Wasserman, his sister Edythe Wasserman Thal, his wife Annie Warner Wasserman, and companion Ann Petlock.

As a young man he joined the Civil Conservation Corps. He later joined the Army and served in WW-II. While he served in the South Pacific, he met his wife Annie Warner in Auckland, NZ.

Merril was a long time resident of Springfield, MA where he worked as a fire-fighter for twenty-nine years, and later, a self-employed plumber. He had many loyal customers and never stopped giving great plumbing advice even after he retired. He was passionate about keeping up with current events and read two papers daily. Annie and Merril loved to travel and take long walks on East Beach.

He is survived by his daughter Jill Wasserman, two granddaughters Sonja and Gwen Luvara, nephew Stephen Thal, cousin Amy Kligerman, and his dear friend Thomas Sullivan.

There will be a private burial ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Tomaquag Museum at 390 A Summit Rd. Exeter, RI. 02822 or

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