Merrill S Loynds, Jr. -- Lincoln

Bellows Funeral Chapel Lincoln – Merrill S. Loynds, Jr., 82, of Old River Road and formerly of Cumberland, died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Tebbetts) Loynds. Mr. and Mrs. Loynds were married 59 years.

Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Merrill S. and May (Lancaster) Loynds, he had lived in Cumberland for 40 years before moving to Lincoln 8 years ago.

Mr. Loynds was the owner and operator of Display Services, Pawtucket, and later, Central Finishing, Central Falls for many years before retiring.

He served in the U.S. Navy reserves.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Linda Merrill-Contonio and her husband, Jack Contonio of Yarmouthport, MA; two sons, Steven A. Loynds and his wife, Ginny of North Attleboro, MA and Brian S. Loynds and his wife, Colette of Burrillville; one sister, Ruth Aldrich of Lincoln; five grandchildren, Marissa, Meghan, Nikki, Tyler and Jaime Loynds; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 at 10 A.M. at BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call THURSDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Loynds’s memory to Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, 14 Rock Avenue, Pascoag, RI 02859 or CurePSP, 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit

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Reported: 02/19/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)

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