Obituary of Melissa Bliss Merrill
Fairport-Passed away on September 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Malcom Merrill and mother, Jean Bliss Merrill. Melissa is survived by her son, Cameron( Gina) Pennington and her daughter, Amanda Pennington (Logan) Muster; grandchildren, Nathaniel and Collinson Muster; sisters, Michael Melton and Martha Merrill, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Melissa was born in Morganfield, Kentucky, and attended Canandaigua Academy. She graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree and continued her education in cytology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She was a cytotechnologist at Rochester General Hospital for many years. She was passionate about her field of work and professionalism. Melissa volunteered at Perinton Ambulance in Fairport, New York as an Emergency Medical Technician. It brought great joy to her life caring for patients and giving back to the community. Her altruism and kindness to others was palpable. Melissa dedicated her life to caring for her children, Amanda and Cameron. She continuously supported their passions and encouraged them to grow to their full potential. Melissa loved being a grandmother and doted on her grandchildren, Nate and Collin. They were the light in her life.
Calling hours for Melissa will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2-5 p.m. at the Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Road, Penfield.
Donations may be made to the Perinton Ambulance in her memory.
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