Family Names


Rita Roy

Alfred Messier Marine

Other Names: none

Comments: Rita Marie Messier, 86, of Bristol, widow of Alfred L. Messier, died on Monday (October 27, 2014) at Countryside Manor. Rita was born in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, on April 28, 1928 and was the only child of the late Clodemire and Fleixceine (Chouinard) Roy. She came to Bristol with her parents in 1945 where she met the love of her life, Alfred, and was married on September 11, 1948. Thus, she began her life as a loving military wife keeping the home fires burning while Al was deployed with the United States Marine Corps. She enjoyed traveling and seeing the world since Al was stationed at: Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC, El Toro, CA, Pawtuxet River Naval Air Station, MD, and Oslo, Norway. She was most proud of earning her American Citizenship in 1955. She loved her volunteer work which included working with the Navy Relief, the gift shop at Bristol Hospital, St. Matthew Church in Forestville, and helping out at her daughter’s school wherever they were stationed. She was a member of the Nine Holers at West Woods Golf Club and also bowled with the Mixed League at Bristol Ten Pin. She was predeceased by her husband of 39 years in 1988, her parents, and her step-father, Hermidos Beaudoin.

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Birth / Death Information:
Birth Death
Date Location Date Location
28 April 1928 Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada 27 October 2014 Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut
Spouse / Partner Information:
Name Marriage Date Marriage Location Comments
Alfred L. Messier 11 September 1948 St. Ann's Church, Bristol, Connecticut. Born 16 July 1929, Bristol, Connecticut.
Parent Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Clodemire Roy Father, Biological Born 16 March 1908, St-Ephrem-de-Tring, Quebec, Canada
Died 12 September 1952, Bristol, Connecticut
Féléxine Chouinard Mother, Biological Born 19 March 1903, St-Ephrem-de-Tring, Quebec, Canada
Died 29 October 1979, New Britain, Connecticut
Hormidas Beaudoin Father, Step Born 26 January 1901, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Quebec, Canada
Died 29 September 1983, New Britain, Connecticut
Previously married to Rachael.
Sibling Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Marcel L. Beaudoin Brother, Step Born 1927, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Norman R. Beaudoin Brother, Step Born 1928, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Lucille Beaudoin Sister, Step Born 1931, New Britain, Connecticut
Roger Beaudoin Brother, Step Born 1938, New Britain, Connecticut
Children Information:
Name Other Parent Comments
Anita Messier Alfred Born 7 January 1950, Cherry Point, North Carolina.