Dexter B. Merry - Smithfield

Dexter B. Merry - Smithfield

Dexter B. Merry, 68, passed away July 11, 2013.

He was the wonderful husband of Patricia A. (Shanahan) Merry for 39 years; loving father of Ann Kukulski of New Hampshire, Tom Maguire of North Carolina, Moira Maguire of Arkansas, Michael Merry of Rhode Island and Dawn Tucker of Texas; son of Patricia Merry of Vassar, Mich., and the late William B. Merry; brother of Cory Grigg, Patrick Merry, Tim Merry and Lisa Aranyos. Also survived by six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Merry was born in Bay City, Mich., and lived in Vassar, Mich., Reading, Mass., and most recently Smithfield, R.I.

A retired Commercial Broadcast Engineer, he constructed new television stations in Boston, Little Rock and New Orleans and was for more than 20 years, Director of Broadcast Operations at WSBE, Channel 36, Providence.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard who served his country during the Vietnam War.

Visitation Tuesday 9-10 a.m. in the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Ave., Greenville. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, donations to NRA-ILA 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 will be appreciated. Information and Condolences, visit