Obituary: Rita Messier, retired storeroom helper

Rita R. Messier, 81, of South Hadley, a retired storeroom helper in Physical Education, died Sept. 11.

Born in Holyoke, she worked on campus for more than eight years, retiring in 1985.

She leaves her husband, Roland “Shorty” Messier, a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Memorial gifts may be made to Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield 01104.