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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,
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Birth / Death Information:
|28 April 1928
||Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada
||27 October 2014
||Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut
Spouse / Partner Information:
|Alfred L. Messier
||11 September 1948
||St. Ann's Church, Bristol, Connecticut.
||Born 16 July 1929, Bristol, Connecticut.
||Born 16 March 1908, St-Ephrem-de-Tring, Quebec, Canada
Died 12 September 1952, Bristol, Connecticut
||Born 19 March 1903, St-Ephrem-de-Tring, Quebec, Canada
Died 29 October 1979, New Britain, Connecticut
||Born 26 January 1901, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Quebec, Canada
Died 29 September 1983, New Britain, Connecticut
Previously married to Rachael.
|Marcel L. Beaudoin
||Born 1927, Amesbury, Massachusetts
|Norman R. Beaudoin
||Born 1928, Amesbury, Massachusetts
||Born 1931, New Britain, Connecticut
||Born 1938, New Britain, Connecticut
||Born 7 January 1950, Cherry Point, North Carolina.