March 31, 1929 – August 27, 2022

PROSPECT — Merl B. Annis Jr., 93, passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 27, 2022, with his children by his side. He was the son of Merl Sr. and Alice (Cook) Annis.

Merl attended school in Belfast. He worked as a stone cutter on Mt. Waldo in Frankfort for many years. He also worked for Maplewood Poultry and Penobscot Poultry in Belfast, then at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Housekeeping-Laundry Department until his retirement.

Merl’s family meant everything to him. They always came first. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his whole world.

He leaves behind his five children, Alton (Gina) Sargent, Cathy Saunders, Merl III (Eileen) Annis, Connie (Charles) Dunn and Mary Lou Annis (Rick); his grandchildren, Scott (Jen), Shawn, Amanda, Chad, Travis, Ashley (Kyle), Ryan, Kristen (Daniel), Christina and Austin. He is also survived by many great-grandchildren, his only brother, Leon, and two sisters, Patricia and Joyce.

He was predeceased by his parents and six sisters, Bernice, Muriel, Helene, Marita, Vivian and Marilyn.

Family and friends are invited to gather for visitation from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport ( In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Joseph’s Hospice, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402-1638.



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