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Morgan (Moe) Layla Merrill

September 29, 2005 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 16)


Morgan (Moe, Moe Moe) Layla Merrill passed away in her sleep on July 1, 2022 at her home in North Berwick, ME.

Morgan was a sassy, non-verbal young lady who would let you know how she felt through her eye contact.  If she didn’t know or like a person, she typically would not look in their direction.  When she loved you, her eyes would shine and her love would beam to those around her.

A student of Noble High School Special Education classes, Morgan loved her friendships with the students and staff, even through online classes her eyes would shine at the sound of her friends and teachers’ voices.   Those who knew Moe closest, knew her as a sweet, feisty, sassy, secret keeper, but above all else she was the strongest person that those around her had the pleasure to know and love.

Morgan loved rock music, her favorite band being AC/DC and loved to listen to her music loud. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to school and adored her brother and sister.

Morgan was born with a very rare genetic disease called KCNT1 gene mutation.  Although her life was cut short, she lived on the love and care of her devoted parents, school staff, school aides, direct support staff, medical stay, PT/OT therapist, family and friends.  Along with the intensive care nurses who have held us in their hearts through hospital stays.

Morgan is survived by her parents, Jamie and Katie (Pelletier) Merrill; her beloved sister and best friend, Harper, and her (Whom her eyes always said) wild little brother Nolan, all of North Berwick, ME; grandparents Virginia and Paul Vallieres, Edward and Kathy Pelletier, Micki Merrill; aunts & uncles, Shannon Merrill, Kristin & David Harding, Bruce and Jill French; cousins Bruce and Alyson French.  She was predeceased by her grandfathers, John H. Merrill of Somersworth, NH and Lee Albert of East Rochester, NH; both who cherished her deeply.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Noble High School Knight Hawks Unified Basketball team, C/O Deborah Hasty, 100 Noble Way, North Berwick, ME 03906 or VENMO @Deborah-Hasty-1; because Moe would want her favorite team to have new uniforms.  If it wasn’t for the teachers tender love and care, Moe would have never been able to attend school.

We would like her to live on in others happiness and joy in the simple things.  Love each other well.

A Celebration of Moe’s life will be held Saturday, August 13 from 12-1:30pm followed by a service at 1:30pm  at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com

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Celebration of Life
August 13, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
26 Market Street
North Berwick, ME 03906

Memorial Service
August 13, 2022

1:30 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
26 Market Street
North Berwick, ME 03906


Noble High School Knight Hawks Unified Basket Ball Team
c/o Deborah Hasty, 100 Noble Way, Berwick ME 03901

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