Avis Merritt Churchill ’35, May 14, 2012, in Glen Allen, Va., at 97. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Maine and taught in Presque Isle, her hometown. A 50-year resident of Southington, Conn., she was head of the English department at Southington High School for more than 20 years. She enjoyed reading, writing, poetry, and travel. She was predeceased by her husband, Amos, and is survived by a son, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.