ADAMS Judith Butler Messenger, 67, of Mill Houses, formerly of Cheshire, died May 10, 2013. She passed away peacefully in her sleep.She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Pittsfield, and attended Berkshire Community College where she obtained her business degree.
She worked in various local banks until she moved with her family to Rowley, where she was manager of Georgetown Savings Bank, until her retirement in 2000.
She returned to live in Cheshire to be closer to her family, where she enjoyed spending time with her brother, John Butler, and his wife, Carleen; sisters, Margaret Richardson, Diane Warner, and Kathy Gamble and her husband, William, from North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
A communicant of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Cheshire, Judy was especially grateful to Deacon's Bob Hitter and Piot Calik and Father David Raymond, all of whom brought her the Holy Eucharist, and to raise her spirits.
She is survived by her son, Matthew Messenger, and his wife, Katrina, of Burlington, Vt. They are expecting their first child in June, and this coming event was a special joy to Judy.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire, celebrated by the Rev. David Raymond, pastor. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's of the Assumption Church. Following Mass at St. Mary's Church, there will be a reception in St. Mary's Hall, for friends and family.
The Dery-Cheshire Funeral Home is handling arrangements.