Melissa Sue Merchant (Pete)

Melissa Sue Merchant (Pete)

Prospect Harbor

Melissa Sue Merchant (Pete), 44, went to be home with the Lord unexpectedly on May 5, 2023. She was born in Bangor on November 29, 1978, to Ray A. Pete and Mary L. (Steinke) Webster.

Melissa was a kind and caring person with a very free spirit. She loved being on the boat and spending time with her dog Bella, who will miss her very much. Melissa was married to Bruce Merchant on June 17, 2018.

She leaves behind a son, Ty Austin Merchant, and his wife Sarah Merchant. Her Mother and Stepfather, Mary, and David Webster; Father and Stepmother Ray and Debbie Pete, mother-in-law, Ella who was like a mother to her. Sisters, Misti Leathers and Jasmine Johnson, and brother Raymond Pete. Several nieces and nephews, many aunts and uncles, and a special friend Darren Whitney of Winter Harbor. She is predeceased by her former husband Bruce Merchant.

Melissa will be buried in Prospect Harbor Cemetery on May 20, 2023 at 11am.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth.

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  • Sara Miley — Katie Pete’s best friend Posted May 10, 2023 9:25 pm

    Dear Ray and entire family – thinking of you doing this hard time. Praying for peace in your hearts as you lay Melissa to rest. Ty – you may not remember me, but I am holding space for you and your grieving heart during this tough time. Words cannot help as much as I’d like – but you are cared for and prayed for.

    • Mary Posted May 15, 2023 4:27 pm


      Thank you for your kind words at this time it really means a lot to us.

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