Merlyn Leon Faulkner,79, passed away surrounded by his family on December 23, 2022, in Monticello Maine. Merlyn was born June 9, 1943, to Frank and Madeline Faulkner in Monticello where he grew up with his two brothers Philip and Woodrow.
Merlyn was a lifelong resident of Monticello and long-time member of Monticello Community Wesleyan Church. Merlyn was married to his wife Mary for 57 years. Together they raised their five children Marcia, Michele, Marlon, Melody, and Kia.
Merlyn was a proud papa to 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren with 2 additional great-grandchildren to be born in the spring.
Merlyn joined the Army National Guard when he was 21 years old. He worked for Maine DOT, Houlton Tourist Information Center, and Aroostook County Sheriffs Department all of which he enjoyed as he met new people to talk to every day. Merlyn enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. Santa’s Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire was a favorite that he enjoyed with his children and later with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Merlyn loved working outside and that was evident by his perfectly manicured lawn and yard. He spent the last few years working tirelessly on his special cabin and completed it this past summer. A place that many of his family have enjoyed for special occasions and birthdays including his 79th. It will always be lovingly known as “Papa’s Cabin”.
Merlyn was predeceased by many of his special friends. He is survived by a friend of many years Keith Wheeler and two special sons in law Clifford Duff and Joel Bridges.
The family would like to thank Northern Light Hospice for their care and support. Donations in memory of Merlyn can be made to Monticello Community Wesleyan Church.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com