Chelsea Ann Merithew

WATERVILLE/SEARSPORT – Chelsea Ann Merithew, 27, after her courageous battle against Leukemia passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at a Portland Hospital surrounded by her parents and fiancé. She was born in Portland, the daughter of Theresa A. (Haupt) and Patrick B. Merithew.

Chelsea was an energetic, independent, and creative person who loved spending time with family and friends. In her downtime, she was an avid reader and enjoyed watching all genres of movies especially horror, as was evident by her favorite holiday Halloween. She had an eclectic taste in music with a preference for 80’s big hair bands. Chelsea loved caring for others, this led her to a fulfilling career in mental health care. Her caring spirit was not limited to humans, she also loved and cared for animals; throughout her life she often brought home rescues and strays.

Chelsea is survived by her mother and father; fiancé Justin Sularie; many relatives and friends; and her faithful feline companions, Kitkat, Doodles, and Binx.

A graveside service will be held on June 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Merithew Cemetery in Searsport. In place of flowers, the family asks that you bring plants to grow Chelsea’s Memorial Garden. A celebration of life will be held on July 24, 2021, 10 2 p.m. at Moose Point State Park in Searsport. Arrangements are under the care of Young Funeral Home Searsport. (

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