1918 – 2012
Putnam – Lillian (Briere) Messier, 94, of Addison St., died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Village Manor Nursing Home in Plainfield, CT. She was the loving wife of Theodore J. Messier, Sr. Born in West Warren, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Laura (Masse) Briere.
Mrs. Messier worked as a dietary aide for Day Kimball Hospital for 34 years. She was a very active communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation and volunteered for many activities such as the “Circle of Fun.” She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and served as a Regent for 24 years. She was also a member of the League of Catholic Women. She served as a Den Mother for Cub Scout Troop 21.
In addition to her husband of 74 years, Lillian is survived by her sons, Theodore J. Messier, Jr. of Putnam, and Robert R. Messier of Hebron, CT; her daughter, Carol A. Rodriguez of Ann Arbor, MI; her brother, Edward Briere of Putnam; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lillian’s family from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Monday, March 5, 2012 in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
In honor of her service to the Daughters of Isabella, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Bill and Marie St Martin
To Ted and his family you have lost a very dedicated mother and wife, Lil was also a very strong religous catholic devoated to her church. i can remember the many hours she gave to the circle of fun during my many years of involvement, she helped make the circle of fun the success that it was, for her many years of her hard work I am internaly thankful.
Marie& Bill St Martin
To the Messier family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Lillian. She was an amazing lady and a wonderful role model to her family. May your memories of her comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Herman & Eunice Bishop
Ted & Family, Eunice and I wish to extend our profound and deep sympathy to you on the Passing of Lil. She was a dear sweet lady who touched many lives. Our hope and belief in the Resurrection and meeting our Master is what subdues our grief. Regards, Herm and Eunice
Herman & Eunice Bishop
To the Messier Family; Eunice and I wish to express our sympathy at the passing of Lillian. She was a dear sweet lady to many whose lives she touched. Our hope and belief in the Resurrection and meeting the Master faced to face is relief from the grief that grips us.
With warmest Regards, Herm & Eunice