Merrill O. Turek

Turek,Merrill-NewObitPhotoSOUTHWICK – Merrill O. Turek, 86, of Southwick, MA, passed away on May 21, 2014 after a hard fought battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was born on July 10, 1927 in Hartford, CT, the son of the late Michael William and Helen Hale Turek. Merrill enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, and spending winters in Orlando, FL.
He was predeceased by his best friend, Maurice “Mo” Demers of Southwick, and brothers Donald G. Turek of Gilsum, NH and Elton W. Turek of Bloomfield, CT. Merrill leaves behind many loving friends and family in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Florida.
Family and friends are invited to meet for a period of visitation on Tuesday May 27th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in New Cemetery, Southwick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Donations may also be made via phone at (800)805-5856, or online at

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