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Catherine B. Merullo, 71, Longtime Ridgefield Resident

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - Catherine B. Merullo of Ridgefield died Monday, Aug. 11. She was 71.

Merullo was born Oct. 1, 1942, in Bridgeport, to Richard E. and Constance (Sumner) Bates. She was a graduate of Radcliffe College. A resident of Ridgefield for the past 46 years coming from Massachusetts, she was a member of the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club of Westport.

Merullo is survived by her husband, Leonard R. “Lenny” Merullo Jr.; son, Matthew Merullo (Chris) of Madison; daughter, Lisa Merullo of Pittsfield, Mass.; brothers, Donald Bates of Sudbury, Mass., and Peter Bates of Natick, Mass.; sister, Margi Sharis of Suffield; and three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will take place Monday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 351 Main St., Ridgefield. Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

Contributions in Merullo’s memory may be made to The Wilton Library Association , 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

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