Obituary, Sebastian Merlo, Sr.

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Sebastian Merlo, Sr., 87, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at his home in Dover Plains. Mr. Merlo was a park foreman at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Born on May 31, 1934 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Concetta Merlo. On September 19, 1964 in Bronx, NY, he married Lillian B. Edgley who survives at home. Married for 57 years, he loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Merlo built their home in Dover in 1955 and have resided her full time since 1967. As a gardener, Mr. Merlo loved working with dahlias and the Dahlia’s Society. He loved growing and selling tomatoes. He lived his life to the fullest.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Dubois of Dover Plains and two sons, Joseph Merlo of New Fairfield, CT and Sebastian Merlo, Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Dover Plains. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jesse DuBois, Alexandrea Merlo, Sebastian Merlo III, Ashley Merlo and Joshua Merlo.

Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Dover Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 301 Manchester Rd # 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News