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Marie F. (Rheume) Merchant



   Marie F. Merchant, 73, of Franklin, died at Granite VNA Hospice House in Concord on Feb. 6. 2022.

   She was born in Concord on Dec. 1. 1948 the daughter of David and Mary (Hayes) Rheume.  Marie was raised in Penacook where she attended local schools and graduated from Merrimack Valley High School.

   Marie worked as an LNA at the Peabody Home in Franklin.  She enjoyed reading and her pets including her dogs “Pooh” and “Buffy.”  She also loved her cats “Sam” and “Inky.”

    She was predeceased by her husband Francis Merchant.

    Family members include her daughter, Lynn Hodgdon o Franklin and son Shawn Hodgdon and wife Kelly of Concord, her granddaughter, August Hodgdon, a sister, Salley Howe of VA, her brother, Russell Rheume of FL, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Michael Hodgdon.

   A service will be held at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., in Franklin on Tuesday, Feb. 15th at 3:30 pm.  Burial will be in the spring.

   Donations in memory of Marie may be made to The Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235.   For an online guestbook, please visit


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Memorial Service
February 15, 2022

3:30 PM
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home
143 Franklin St.
Franklin, NH 03235


Peabody Home
24 Peabody Place, Franklin NH 03235

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