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Mervyn Rollis Westgate

February 22, 1937 ~ October 21, 2018 (age 81)


Mervyn R. Westgate, 81, of Taunton, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, in Brighton. He was the husband of the late Gloria J. (Pacheco) Westgate.

Born in Taunton, he was the son of the late Rollis and Alvena (Allen) Westgate.

Mervyn worked as a printer for many years before retirement.

An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He also loved hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Jackson, and her fiance, Andy Copeland, of Taunton; his grandchildren, Leanne Del Tatto, and her husband, Christopher, of Taunton and Joshua Jackson, and his wife, Julianne, of East Taunton;several nieces and nephews, and close friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton (at Saint Mary's Square)

Additional parking with handicap access is located on the North side of the funeral home.

Mervyn's funeral will begin on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:30 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am, in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton (at Saint Mary's Square) 

Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

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