Family Names


Arthur Alphonse Messier

Art Messier

Other Names:Arthur Messier II, Art Messier

Comments: The following is taken from Art's obituary published September 15, 2007

NORTHAMPTON - Arthur A. Messier II, 59, of 105 Pines Edge Drive, died Thursday evening at the Fisher Home in Amherst from complications of carcinoid cancer.

Born in Bristol, Conn. June 7, 1948, he was the son of the late retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Albert C. "Clancy" Messier and Simone (Turcotte) Messier.

He was educated in Panama, Puerto Rico, Middletown and Newport, R.I. from elementary school through high school. He received a bachelor's degree from Nasson College, New Division and College of the Potomac, later earning a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Arthur and his family moved to Northampton from New Hampshire 15 years ago. He was the director of information technology at the Wilbraham and Monson Academy. Arthur was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Northampton. He was an avid Red Sox fan and loved reading, music and history. His friends referred to him as "The Answer Man."

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Birth / Death Information:
Birth Death
Date Location Date Location
7 June 1948 Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut 13 September 2007 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Spouse / Partner Information:
Name Marriage Date Marriage Location Comments
Kathryn Gould     Born 21 March 1948, Putnam, Connecticut.
Parent Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Clancy Messier Father, Biological Born 11 August 1917, Bristol, Connecticut.
Died 14 September 1981, Bristol, Connecticut.
Simonne Turcotte Mother, Biological Born 20 January 1916, St. Germain de Grantham, Canada.
Died 10 August 2000, Bristol, Connecticut.
Sibling Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Henry Messier, aka, "Skip" Brother  
Children Information:
Name Other Parent Comments
Alison Messier Kathryn 28 February 1979, Wakefield, Rhode Island.