Merton Duane Torrey

Merton Duane Torrey

                On Friday, September 2, 2016, Merton Duane Torrey, 94, of Addison, was reunited with his beloved wife Shirley.

                He was born on May 14, 1922, the son of Merton and Ella (Wrisley) Torrey. He attended school in Addison and graduated from Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

                Until he retired he was a life time farmer on the family farm in Addison. He was an avid gardener and “professional lawn mower” tall grass didn’t stand a chance with him! He belonged to a bowling league for many years and after retirement developed a passion for golf. He enjoyed fishing with his granddaughters and was an avid Yankees Fan.

                During his years in Addison he held many town offices, including Auditor and Zoning Board, which he helped to establish. He was a lifetime member of the Addison Community Baptist Church.

                Merton is survived by his son Steven, daughter in law Patty, and his two beloved granddaughters Kimberly and Jessica. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley, brothers Forrest, Charles and Raymond, and his sister Allie.

                A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7th Addison Community Baptist Church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Addison. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison Community Baptist Church, 4970 VT Route 22A, Addison, VT, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT , or Middlebury Rescue Emergency Medical Services, 19 Elm Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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