Karen Messier, 65, of Oakland, CA passed away on August 21, 2012 after a long battle with fallopian tube cancer. Born in Central Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Williamson) Messier and the sister of the late Jay Messier.
Karen was a project management consultant serving various clients throughout the Bay Area for many years. At the time of her death she was employed by Visa Inc. of Foster City.
Karen had a zest for life that she happily shared with her family, many friends and colleagues. Her interests included knitting and reading. As a member of a local women's book club she never hesitated to share her views on the book of the month. For fun, she would coax her friends to the dance floor at any venue, and when given the opportunity, she would sing her heart out with karaoke microphone in hand. She also enjoyed shopping and being pampered at the spa. She was interested in health and art, and served on the board of directors for the Health and Human Resource Education Center (HHREC) for several years.
She is survived by two nephews, Ryan and Seth Messier, a grand niece, Kiley Messier, her aunt, Hope F. Hanley, her sister-in-law Mary Duffy Messier, and her cousins Jack Hanley and his wife Donna, Joyce Perkins, and William Hanley.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland.
In lieu of flowers, a donation
may be made to HHREC (www.hhrec.org) or to
donnabellas ANGELS (www.donnabellasangels.org).
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 16, 2012