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Christine A. Messier

June 9, 1953September 25, 2019

Christine A. (Laporte) Messier of Fairhaven passed away at Brigham & Women’s Hospital on Wed. Sept. 25, 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Born in New Bedford, Christine was always an avid lover of sports, gardening and photography. She was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School and Bridgewater State College. Upon graduation, she worked in Human Resources with Compass Bank for eighteen years. She was also a middle school teacher in Falmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford school systems. Later in life, she also worked for the Newport Historical Society in the Newport Mansions – primarily Marble House and the Breakers.

She was the adored wife of Glenn Messier, with whom she shared 43 beautiful years. In addition to her husband, she was the daughter of the late Normand and Vivian Laporte of Acushnet, mother of Lauren J. Messier of Fairhaven, the sister of Diane Donovan and her husband William of Dartmouth, David Laporte and his wife, Michelle, of Tiverton, Jeanne Laporte of Rochester and Peter Laporte and his wife, Joyce of FL. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, a great niece and great nephew, as well as her beloved grand puppies Petey and Dutchess.

Visiting Hours in Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven on Wed., Oct. 2 from 4:00– 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Christine to the Young and Strong Program, c/o Katherine Bahrawy at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Boston, MA 02445.

For online condolences, please visit www.waring-sullivan.com

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John M Amaral

October 2, 2019

I am so distraught in Chris passing. She was and will continue to be one of many people that have touched my life. I knew Chris and was humbled to be one of her co-workers at Compass for many years. I vividly remember many great moments and conversations we use to have at Compass. A person of great morals and a heart of gold. May she sit beside God. I find comfort in know that we all have yet another angel in heaven watching over all of us. My most deepest sympathies go out to the family and deep regrets that we have lost such a wonderful person like Chris. I wish you well

Louis Steiblin

October 2, 2019

Glenn : My sincere sympathy to you and Lauren. I've know Chris for over twenty years and always had the pleasure of working with her at both financial institutions. We would always talk and discuss issues of the day. We had many conversation about many topics.
She will be missed and her memories will last a life time. Take care and God bless you and Lauren

Louis Steiblin

Mary Ann Latter

October 1, 2019

Who gets laid off and smiles? She did. We met during the banks lay off. Such a happy, resilient, and strong woman. She liked Three Dog Night (we saw them together!) Had such a warm and loving heart!

Rosemary Duclos

October 1, 2019

Dear Glenn & Lauren
I was so sad to hear of Chris's passing. I worked with Chris in HR at CompassBank. She was a very intelligent and caring person. I loved working with her.
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort and blessings. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Rosemary

Elaine Poitras Brightman

October 1, 2019

Dear Glen
Many memories of fun family times over the years 💕
She was so sweet .
Was so sorry to read this
Love and Hugs
Elaine

Nancy & Eugene Brunelle

September 29, 2019

Dear Glenn and Lauren,
Eugene and I remember our time at Allie's graduation party and laughing - a lot - and the Thanksgiving at Kim's home on Cape Cod when we all got together with Aunt Eileen for a wonderful family dinner. I too, as Bob wrote, remember the lovely wedding day in Acushnet. Christine will be missed. Love, Nancy & Eugene

Robert Vandenburgh

September 29, 2019

Glenn & Lauren it doesn’t seem that so much time has gone by since your wedding day when Arline and I were there. She was a treasure. My whole family will miss her. I am so sorry

Patricia (Patti) Lentz Haley

September 29, 2019

My heart is sad to see this notice. Our Bishop Stang family has lost one more. She will always be in your heart. My condolences.

Joyce and Wayne Correia

September 29, 2019

Glenn and Lauren we are in schock. So very sorry to hear this so very sorry. Chris was a very sweet person. Remembering all our camping trips and softball games!!! And all the crazy fun we had.

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Biography

Christine A. (Laporte) Messier of Fairhaven passed away at Brigham & Women’s Hospital on Wed. Sept. 25, 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Born in New Bedford, Christine was always an avid lover of sports, gardening and photography. She was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School and Bridgewater State College. Upon graduation, she worked in Human Resources with Compass Bank for eighteen years. She was also a middle school teacher in Falmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford school systems. Later in life, she also worked for the Newport Historical Society in the Newport Mansions – primarily Marble House and the Breakers.

She was the adored wife of Glenn Messier, with whom she shared 43 beautiful years. In addition to her husband, she was the daughter of the late Normand and Vivian Laporte of Acushnet, mother of Lauren J. Messier of Fairhaven, the sister of Diane Donovan and her husband William of Dartmouth, David Laporte and his wife, Michelle, of Tiverton, Jeanne Laporte of Rochester and Peter Laporte and his wife, Joyce of FL. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, a great niece and great nephew, as well as her beloved grand puppies Petey and Dutchess.

Visiting Hours in Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven on Wed., Oct. 2 from 4:00– 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Christine to the Young and Strong Program, c/o Katherine Bahrawy at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Boston, MA 02445.

For online condolences, please visit www.waring-sullivan.com