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In Memory of Merritt Eddy

By Webmaster, 01/29/19, 9:45AM EST


The Manchester Flames would like to share the passing of a Flames family member. Merritt Eddy the father of Marshall Eddy from our U10 Major 1 team passed away recently and will be missed by many. Please keep the Eddy family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Merritt Hull Eddy, of Amherst, NH, passed away on January 20, 2019, at the age of 45. Merritt was born on June 22, 1973 in Charleston, WV and was adopted as an infant by his parents Jane and Marshall Eddy of Middlebury, VT where he grew up. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Jodi Belisle Eddy, and his beloved children, Marshall Richard Eddy and Ashlyn Tamara Eddy.

Merritt graduated from Proctor Academy in 1992 and New England College in 1997 with a degree in communications and as captain of the lacrosse team under the tutelage of his revered coach Rob Quinn. He worked for many years as an award-winning Account Executive at UPS, Grainger Industrial Supply, True Blue, and School Specialties. Merritt’s greatest passion was coaching lacrosse at both the high school (Londonderry, NH JV girls) and youth level (4 Leaf Lacrosse Club). He also had the pleasure, as a Head Coach, of introducing his son Marshall to hockey in Learn to Play.

Ever since he was a child, Merritt has loved animals, and his favorite activities included fishing and boating with his family, snowmobiling with his buddies, and working outside with his chainsaw alongside a well-lit fire pit. Merritt's favorite pastime, however, was spending time with his family, and he took deep satisfaction in nurturing the growth and witnessing the accomplishments of his beautiful children.

Merritt was a generous, sensitive, thoughtful and loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend. We will all carry cherished memories of him for the rest of our lives.

He will be sadly missed by his siblings Serena Eddy (and partner Ethan Guiles), Katinka Eddy (and husband Eric Troffkin), Stanton Eddy (and partner Andrea Grimm), and his cherished nephews and nieces Maxon Moulton, Kess Moulton, Tucker Moulton, Seely Troffkin, Spencer Grimm, Chelsi Parker and Brianna Belisle.

He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Tamara McFall Eddy and his best friend Deane Rubright. He also leaves behind many supportive colleagues, fellow coaches and dear friends, including Dylan Stein, Jeff James, Shannon Young, John Perry, and Bob Hill.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lawrence Barn Community Center in Hollis, NH from 12-4pm, on February 9, 2019. In addition, a spring gathering to honor Merritt’s memory will be held in Middlebury at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the educational benefit of Merritt's children, Marshall and Ashlyn Eddy, via the Merritt Eddy Honorary Trust of 2019, One Woodbine Lane, Amherst, NH 03031.