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Marsha Gilman Messier

May 23, 1941 June 20, 2024
Marsha Gilman Messier
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Obituary for Marsha Gilman Messier

Marsha Gilman Messier, 83 of Chester, Ma. passed away on June 20, 2024. Born in Ludlow, Ma. in 1941 to Walter and Marion Gilman. Preceded by sister Ruth Gilman. Survived by husband Ronald Messier, sons Michael Richter and wife Cheryl , Scott and Christopher Richter, sister Lois Kominsky and predeceased husband Rick, and extended family Ronald Messier Jr. and wife Lynne, Keith Messier and wife Michaelene, Donna and husband Michael Deyorio, Wendy Ventura and predeceased husband Joe, along with grandchildren Karliegh and Hayden Richter, Elizabeth and Liam Richter, Mikayla and Gabriel Messier, Chad, Beth and Jackie Messier, Adam Messier, Zachary Ventura and partner Amanda Marshall, Danielle and husband Justin Bowan, Michelle and husband Hunter Edwards, also including great grandchildren Tron and Coast Messier, Jameson and Easton Ventura, Sawyer and Paytyn Bowman, Hudson and Kennedy Edwards, nephew Allen Kominsky and niece Jody Surprenant. Marsha graduated from Ludlow High School in 1959. Marsha gave piano and organ lessons for many years; later raising three boys while graduating an accelerated Registered Nursing program in 1981. Marsha was an active Choir member before serving as Choir Director and Organist at the First Church in Ludlow for 12 years. She was also Choir Director and Organist at the First Congregational Church in Huntington, Ma. for 15 years. She also served as Organist for Chester Congregational Church for a short time before her passing. Marsha was also a member of the North Hall Association in Huntington, Ma. and was a Clerk for the First Congregational Church in Huntington, Ma. Marsha truly had too many accomplishments to list, in her many years. Marsha's hobbies included playing the piano, sewing, knitting, embroidery, puzzles and fishing with her husband Ron. Marsha also greatly enjoyed traveling for 10 years throughout the United States with her husband Ron in their fifth wheel camper. Funeral services for Marsha will be held on Tuesday July 2nd, 2024. Visitation is at the First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center Street, from 9:30-11:00am followed by a service at 11:00am. Marsha’s burial will be held privately by her family. It was the wish of Marsha’s family that in lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to: Hilltown Community Ambulance, 1 Bromley Rd, Huntington, Ma. 01050. 

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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jul

9:30 AM 7/2/2024 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/2/2024 11:00:00 AM
First Church

859 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

First Church
859 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States

Service

Tuesday

2

Jul

11:00 AM 7/2/2024 11:00:00 AM
First Church

859 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

First Church
859 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States

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