Merrill “Mack” Howard Boston, beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and fishing partner, died peacefully at home on June 5, 2021 while surrounded by loved ones.
Mack was born January 2, 1944 in South Berwick, Maine to the late Albion and Mildred (Moulton) Boston. He was preceded in death by siblings Minnie Greaton, Virginia Vachon, Evelyn Rhodes, Gordon Boston Sylvia Mailhoit, and Florence Hashem.
As a young man, Mack spent much of his time playing pranks, skipping school and getting into mischief with his late brother Gordon. When he wasn’t playing jokes, doing magic tricks, or making someone smile, you could find him catching as many fish as the warden would allow. He loved to fish just to fish. He would share his catch with anyone. Mack was also very talented with a guitar, harmonica, and singing. Traveling to a variety of places to share his talents with and among friends and family. And recently re-found his love for drawing and painting. thanks to his friend Jane, and was fantastic. Mack felt it important to wash his truck a lot, sometimes every day. It made him happy to see it shinny and clean. He was a loving man; to know him was to love him and his cheerful spirit.
He is survived by his loving family: his children Stacy (Alex) Jette of West Newfield, Maine, Wendy (Richard) Bodenschatz of Canton, Ohio, and Merrill Boston II of Berwick, Maine; his siblings Edithe Jepson and Fay Jepson; his 8 grandchildren; his 5 great-grandchildren; and many friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins and so many others who called him papa or dad. And one special grasshopper. His love for people was endless.
Mack always felt wearing black at funerals made it feel sadder and we should be celebrating the life they lived. In honor of his favorite color please wear something orange to his services.
In lieu of flowers please donate to his nephew’s church (So Berwick/ Wells Christian Church), Wentworth Home Care Hospice OR pay it forward with your time and heart like he often did for so many others.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday June 9 at pm in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Agamenticus Road, South Berwick with a celebration lunch to follow. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME where condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com
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South Berwick & Wells Christian Church
90 Thurrell Road, South Berwick ME 03908
Amedisys Foundation: Wentworth Hospice
9 Andrews Road, Somersworth NH 03878