January 31, 1949 ~ August 1, 2020

Born in: Scarborough, England
Resided in: Rochester, New York

Caroline L. McCann


Greece:  passed away on Saturday, August  1, 2020 at the age of 71. She was a graduate of the University of Miami and had a very successful career in sales for Gillette and Rehrig International.


She is survived by her loving husband, James E Merk and his two children, James Merk Jr and Kim Braggins and 4 grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Pamela ( Andy ) Foubister , Phillip McCann, Sharon ( Tom ) McGrath; she was deeply loved by nieces, Mallory  ( Peter ) Morales and their two children, Gabriella and Peter Marco, Amelia Foubister and nephews, Michael ( Heather ) Tuttobene and their son, Nicholas; Drew Foubister, Nick McGrath, Matt McGrath, and Connor McCann; many other friends and loved ones including close friend, Kathy Serafine.


Caroline was a devoted wife and she cared for her entire extended family. She traveled the world during her sales career as well vacationing.  She enjoyed cooking as well as entertaining her family and friends. Caroline had a bright and energetic personality and was known for her ability to sense when people needed her help. She touched so many lives with her generosity and passion for life.


Private services are being held for immediate family members only. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in her memory.  For more information, or to sign Caroline’s online guestbook, please visit

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Carol L. McCann 's name.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

6520 North Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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  1. I’m so very sorry to hear of Caroline’s death. She was so full of love and life, it’s hard to imagine a world without her in it. I pray that your many warm and wonderful memories will, in time, bring you peace and comfort. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love and sympathy,
    Cathy McCann

  2. I remember cousin Caroline from when I was very young. We would visit the family and Caroline was always fun to be around. She also had a wonderful sense of humor. My condolences to all my fellow cousins. She will be missed.
    David McClory in Toronto

  3. Our deepest sympathy go out to Merk and all of Caroline’s family. She truly was an amazing woman always compassionate, caring and full of life. From the Grove to Ridgemont to Dominics, when she came in it would always light up my day! I always appreciated and respected the friend she was to us. I know she will be missed dearly and hope all the wonderful memories will bring you some peace and comfort. Our thoughts are with you.
    With Love and Sincerity,
    MaryEllen & Tim (Frank)

  4. For Sharon, Pam, and Phillip, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and all your family. Caroline was one of a kind and will missed beyond words.

    Linda Merk

  5. Though we only got together once or twice a year, they were always memorable times which will never be forgotten. Caroline was a fun person, always vibrant, and she will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathy to Jim and family.

    Mark and April Ferron

  6. My name is Shawn Hollub and I live in Huntington Beach, California. About two years ago I took a DNA test and discovered that Pierce Keough, Carols brother, was my biological father. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. What an accomplished and wonderful human being she was. I will always regret that I never got to meet her, nor my father. But to say I am proud to be a part of this family is an understatement. My cousin Michele McClory sent me this link, And when I look at the picture of Carol, I see the resemblance between us. May you rest in peace and know you made the world a better place.

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