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Robert A. Messier

May 14, 1936 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 85)


Worcester – Robert A. Messier, 85, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday July 30, 2021 after a period of declining health.

He was born in Auburn, MA on May 14, 1936, son of the late Ulderic and Elsie (Laprade) Messier.  Robert is survived by his loving wife of twenty-nine years, Kathleen (Denning) Messier; his children Robert J Messier and his spouse Christine; his daughter Lorna Messier and her spouse Caroline, his daughter Amy Panogeotou, and her spouse George, his daughter Melanie Moroney and her spouse Mike, his daughters Lynn and Lisa, and sons Steven and Richard; he also leaves numerous grandchildren including Ashleigh, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Olivia, Evan, Kyle, Joey, Jenna, and Peter; several great-grandchildren; he also leaves a niece Sue Savage and her family; he was predeceased by his daughter Laurie in 2016 and his sister Lorraine Scheffler in 2015.

Bob will be remembered as a very hard worker who raised seven children alone as a single parent.  He also will be remembered for his unique sense of humor.  He loved coming out with one-liners and loved his Bud Light.  He was a loving husband and made his wife feel special every single day.  He was a member of the Local 170 Teamster’s Union and worked for over thirty years at UPS. 

Bob’s funeral will be celebrated on Monday August 9, 2021 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street Worcester, MA.  There will be no calling hours, please meet directly at the church.  Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester. His family would like to say a special thanks to the VNA Hospice and wonderful nurses who took such great care of Bob.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to VNA and Palliative Care in memory of Robert Messier to support patient care at VNA Care Fund Development, 120 Thomas Street Worcester, MA 01608 or via

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA.

A guest book is available at where you may offer condolences, share fond memories, or light a candle in remembrance of Bob.

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Funeral Mass
August 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Church
1222 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01603

August 9, 2021

11:15 AM
Notre Dame Cemetery

Worcester, MA


VNA Hospice & Palliative Care-Worcester
120 Thomas Street, Worcester MA 01608

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