Porter - Matthew Joseph Messer, 57, passed away peacefully January 8th, 2020 in Rockport, Maine after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 28, 1962 in Washington D.C., Matt was one of eight children born to Marge and Albert Messer. He spoke many times throughout his battle of reuniting with them in heaven.
Matt lived life on his own terms. He was a free-spirit with a wonderful sense of humor which he displayed even moments before his passing. He was loyal to friends and family, always eager to help anyone in need. Matt lived his final years on Moody Mountain in Porter - his favorite place in the world. Here he enjoyed nature, observing wildlife and hunting. Matt treasured the small things in life that seemed insignificant to most. He loved playing the guitar and music had a strong influence on his life. Matt enjoyed sports and was a gifted athlete at Hampden Academy. He had a special love for his cat of 17 years, Millie.
Matt is survived by brothers: Mark and wife Beth of Kennebunkport, Mike of Freeport, Marty and wife Meredith of Rockport; and sisters: Maureen El-Hajj of Rockland, Marie Webb and husband Peter of Stetson, Meg Philippon and husband Pat of Glenburn, and Malerie of Holden.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Matthew's Church in Hampden on Saturday, February 1st at 12:00pm. A reception will follow in the church hall.
Published on January 14, 2020