April 30, 1949 - April 6, 2014

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GARCIA, MERRILYN DEMAS, of St. Johnsbury, passed on peacefully April 6, surrounded by friends and family. Merrilyn is no longer suffering from the lengthy illness that she put up a tough fight against for many years. She is greatly missed by her many loving friends, family and her dearly loved pets, Sadi and Josie. Merrilyn was born April 30, 1949, the daughter of Merrill Demas and Hazel Pittsley Demas, of South Barre, who both predeceased her. Merrilyn now joins her husband, Dennis Garcia, who predeceased her in 2003. Merrilyn grew up in South Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. Throughout her life, Merrilyn worked at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her co-worker and lifelong dear friend, Dorothy Bergeron, was there, along with family at her side when she passed. Merrilyn is survived by her brothers: Richard Demas, Michael Demas, William Demas and wife, Geralyn, and Gary Demas and wife, Mary. Merrilyn had been a loving mother to many, including her niece Lorie Demas and her son; Denise Garcia; Lynn Garcia, her son, and his father; Dennis Garcia and wife, Dominee; Laurie Cummings and husband, Bobby; Randy Garcia and Daniel Garcia; nieces and nephews Heidi Demas and fiancé, Matthew Wallin; Heather Chateauvert and husband, Craig; Eric Demas and wife, Jana; Brent Demas and wife, Jocelyn; Bethany Demas, Chris Demas, Rebekah Razzaq, Matthew Demas and Andrew Demas; her cousin, Lynn Provasi; her very dear friend, Ernie Wilson; her loving sisters-in-law, Carol Newhall and Debbie Demas.

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