June Beane
D: 2021-04-08
View Details
Beane, June
Robert Newton
D: 2021-04-08
View Details
Newton, Robert
Christine Robbins
B: 1931-07-13
D: 2021-04-07
View Details
Robbins, Christine
Edward Bean
B: 1929-03-10
D: 2021-04-02
View Details
Bean, Edward
Charlene Stimpson
B: 1921-11-19
D: 2021-04-02
View Details
Stimpson, Charlene
Mary Mitchell
B: 1927-03-30
D: 2021-03-30
View Details
Mitchell, Mary
Shawn Pitcher
D: 2021-03-29
View Details
Pitcher, Shawn
Douglass Knowlton
B: 1945-12-14
D: 2021-03-27
View Details
Knowlton, Douglass
Gwenith Gee
B: 1929-10-19
D: 2021-03-25
View Details
Gee, Gwenith
David Strout
B: 1957-01-09
D: 2021-03-24
View Details
Strout, David
Linda MacIntosh
B: 1946-04-27
D: 2021-03-15
View Details
MacIntosh, Linda
Newton Hinckley
B: 1929-10-28
D: 2021-03-12
View Details
Hinckley, Newton
Kenneth Simmons
B: 1929-04-14
D: 2021-03-11
View Details
Simmons, Kenneth
Winona Johnson
B: 1934-04-10
D: 2021-03-10
View Details
Johnson, Winona
Lawrence Townley
B: 1933-09-13
D: 2021-03-07
View Details
Townley, Lawrence
Janice McNaboe
B: 1941-12-04
D: 2021-03-05
View Details
McNaboe, Janice
Vera Willis
B: 1928-06-04
D: 2021-03-01
View Details
Willis, Vera
Robert Witte
B: 1935-04-24
D: 2021-02-28
View Details
Witte, Robert
Mark Leeman
D: 2021-02-27
View Details
Leeman, Mark
Arthur Messer
D: 2021-02-26
View Details
Messer, Arthur
Mary Guptill
B: 1947-09-15
D: 2021-02-23
View Details
Guptill, Mary


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541
Fax: 207-832-6346
Arthur Messer

Arthur R Messer

Friday, February 26th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Arthur Messer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Arthur Messer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Arthur's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Arthur's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Arthur Robinson Messer, 88, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife and daughters by his side.

He was born October 11, 1932 in Claremont, NH to Donald Elbridge and Hazel Robinson Messer. He grew up in Claremont, Newport and Troy, NH, graduating from Towle High School in Newport in 1950.
After graduating high school, he was drafted into the Army and served proudly in Korea. After his discharge, he returned to Newport and married Irene Gobin in February of 1955. They had two daughters, Donna and Susan, and remained married until Irene's death in 1977. He and Irene raised their family in Claremont and Lebanon, NH. He married Nadine Clark in September of 1977, living in Lebanon, NH and Maine until his death.

His occupations through the years centered in groceries – starting in the Super Duper grocery store in Claremont, New Hampshire, to the purchase of the Honey Gardens Health Food Store in Lebanon, NH, to the acquisition of Island Grocery and Lunch in South Bristol, Maine. He was meticulous as well as gregarious, and those traits stood him well in his endeavors.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Claremont, and was very active in the Lions Club there. He became a member of the Freemasons after moving to Maine in 1985.

He had a strong connection to Nova Scotia, Canada, as his mother was born and raised there, and in his childhood they would visit Parkers Cove during the summers. His visits continued through his adult years, as his family there meant so much to him.

His love of camping started as summer trips with his family in popup tent trailers and progressed to retirement vacations with Nadine in their motorhome.

Arthur had a deep love for his family and adored his grandsons. Holidays were a special time for him; there was more than one Christmas when he couldn’t seem to hold a secret, and Easter games were loads of fun. He was captivated by all things John Deere, from his lawn tractors to his branded toys, down to his most recent beloved handmade John Deere teddy bear.

A highlight of his later years was an Honor Flight trip to Washington, DC with his daughter, Donna, in October 2019. If he could have, he would have gone again.

He is predeceased by his parents, his first wife Irene, and sister Sally Jean Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Nadine; daughter Donna Climo (Smith) of Southport, Maine, daughter Susan Eliot (Peter) of Bar Mills, Maine, stepson Rictor Clark (Rhonda) of Leander, Texas; grandsons Louis Climo and Adam Climo (Eden), and great-grandson Griffin Gregory Climo, as well as several cousins and nieces.

Arthur’s family wants to express their deep appreciation for the compassionate care from all the staff in Assisted Living at St. Andrew’s Village in Boothbay Harbor, as well as from Beacon Hospice.

There will be a graveside service at the Parker Mountain Cemetery in Parkers Cove, Nova Scotia at a future date. If so moved, the family asks that you donate in honor of Arthur Messer to the Midcoast Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St. Brunswick, Maine 04011
Read Less

No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Arthur here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Arthur R Messer by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Jim Cragin

Posted at 09:39am
Sorry to hear of Art's passing. When I was in high school I worked after school at the Super Duper and he was my boss. He was dedicated to his job and always helpful to us lower employees, many times with an entertaining and humorous twist. May he rest in peace. Jim Cragin Plainfield, NH

Karen Barry

Posted at 09:27pm
I was sorry to hear about Arthur's passing. I still have the knitted Christmas stocking with my name on it that Irene made me when I was a child. Every Christmas I think of the all the Messers when I take it out. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love,
Karen Rouillard Barry

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each