Jamie R. Messier

ST. ALBANS: Jamie R. Messier, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at his home in St. Albans.

He was born in St. Albans on September 20, 1972, the youngest of six children, to Jim & Marguerite (Donna) Messier.

Jamie graduated from B.F.A. St. Albans and then went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Vermont. While in school, Jamie worked at Martin’s (Hannafords) grocery store stocking shelves. This is where he met the love of his life, Kimberly Nichols, who also worked there in the Deli department. Jamie and Kim were married on October 5th, 1996. They raised their two sons, Brendan and Nicholas, in a home filled with laughter and love. Jamie’s world revolved around his family. He was their rock and the best husband, father, son, or brother that anyone could ask for. He loved a good joke, political debate (or lecture), and spending time with his beloved family.

He worked as a maintenance technician at IBM and Global Foundries for nearly 30 years. Jamie could fix, or “MacGyver” just about anything with a roll of duct tape, zip ties, and some toothpicks. He had a passion for outer space and enjoyed studying Astronomy, he was also a Star Trek fanatic. Jamie was an intellectual, and his forward thinking will surely be missed by everyone that knew him.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Kimberly Messier and their two sons, Brendan & Nicholas Messier all of St. Albans; his parents, Jim & Marguerite Messier; in-laws, Ron & Aleta Nichols; siblings, Paula Bazluke and her husband Skip, Lisa Boudreau and her husband Ron, David Messier and his wife Diane, Mark Messier and his wife Dawna, and Mike Messier and his significant other Suzie McMillan; and his brother-in-law, Kevin Nichols and his wife Marybeth. Jamie was also loved by many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

Jamie was predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Roy & Ellen Donna.

Friends & family are invited to Jamie’s life celebration to include visitation from 5 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Lake St., St. Albans, VT.

For those who wish, contributions in Jamie’s memory may be made to the University of Vermont Cancer Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Level 2, Burlington, VT 05401.

Condolences, photos, and favorite memories may be shared through www.gossfs.com