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In Memory of

Bruce W. Messier

November 20, 1960 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


Bruce W. Messier, age 56, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 12, 2017 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of Michelle L. (Fredette) Messier with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Ronald and Joan (Airozo) Messier, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and attended Bristol Community College.

Mr. Messier was a dedicated police dispatcher for the New Bedford Police Department for 18...

Bruce W. Messier, age 56, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 12, 2017 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of Michelle L. (Fredette) Messier with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Ronald and Joan (Airozo) Messier, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and attended Bristol Community College.

Mr. Messier was a dedicated police dispatcher for the New Bedford Police Department for 18 years. He had a passion for his job and enjoyed working with his team. He was also an auxiliary police officer and previously worked for C.E. Beckman Company.

Bruce enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and swap meets with his friends and family. In earlier years, he was a Boy Scout and disc jockey. Bruce was intelligent, technologically savvy, loved to cook and enjoyed the company of his dog, Apollo and cat, Sammy.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Allen K. Messier and a daughter, Laura J. Messier of New Bedford; two brothers, Scott K. Messier and wife Lois of Fairhaven and Mark A. Messier of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 3-7 pm with a Celebration of Life at 6:30 pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

For tributes and online registration: www.rock-funeralhome.com