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Obituary: Jeanne St. André Merkel

Jeanne St. André  Merkel, 83, of Columbia, Maine and Great Guana Cay, Bahamas died on June 13, 2013, in her Columbia home, surrounded by her children. Jeanne was the author of Nine Boats & Nine Kids, founder of Pine Tree Day Nursery in Riverhead, NY and Halfway Brook Campground in Bernard, ME. 

 

Jeanne was born on May 11, 1930 in Sea Cliff to John and Eva St. André.  She graduated from Sea Cliff High School in 1947, and married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Edwin Merkel, of Glenwood Landing, on May 30, 1948.